Rebecca Stirnemann

Rebecca Stirnemann is a passionate scientist working on endangered birds and forest conservation. She spent seven years working on protecting the native birds of Sāmoa, including the manumea or tooth-billed pigeon. She has been lucky enough to see manumea in the wild and hopes that one day their numbers will increase so others can also see this princess of the forest.

Rebecca’s research has shown that a mix of hunting by people, invasive predators such as rats and cats, and loss of forest threatens both the manumea and other native bird species. Luckily there is a great team of people working on helping the manumea.

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The Sāmoan translation of Mose and the Manumea.

A Sāmoan story of adventure as two boys search for the manumea. Their thrilling journey takes them from the village at the coast to the dark forest, discovering wonders along the way.

Mose and the Manumea is designed to be read independently by 8–10 year olds and to be read aloud to younger readers. It can be enjoyed by families and also used as a valuable interactive conservation resource in classrooms.

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A Sāmoan story of adventure as two boys search for the manumea. Their thrilling journey takes them from the village at the coast to the dark forest, discovering wonders along the way.

Mose and the Manumea is designed to be read independently by 8–10 year olds and to be read aloud to younger readers. It can be enjoyed by families and also used as a valuable interactive conservation resource in classrooms.

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