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Author Ballance, Alison.

Title Don Merton : the man who saved the black robin / Alison Ballance ; photographs by Don Merton
Published Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed Books, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  333.9582216092 Merton Bal/Dmt  AVAILABLE
Description 367 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Series Raupo series
Raupo series.
Contents Bird brain : a childhood fascination with birds -- From albatrosses to partridges : life as a wildlife trainee -- Lyrebirds and kangaroos : a year in Australia -- A new home for North Island saddlebacks -- The tragedy of Big South Cape Island -- The exploding island and the smashed dinghy -- Early black robin days in the Chathams -- Round the world visiting conservation projects -- Kakapo : the Fiordland era -- Two years on Christmas Island -- Black robin rescue -- Kakapo : rediscovery on Stewart Island -- Noisy scrub-birds in Western Australia -- Robins return -- Kakapo : to the islands -- Mauritius : Round Island rabbits and echo parakeets -- Kakapo : the turning point -- Seychelles : rats, cats and magpie robins -- Kakapo : the new era
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 359-360) and index
Subject Merton, Don, 1939-2011.
Wildlife conservationists -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Rare birds -- Conservation -- New Zealand.
Endangered species -- New Zealand.
Wildlife conservation -- New Zealand.
Chatham Island robin -- Conservation.
Kakapo -- Conservation.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Merton, Don, 1939-2011.
LC no. 2007534349
ISBN 079001159X paperback
9780790011592 paperback
Other Titles Man who saved the black robin