Story: Conservation – a history

Heaphy’s dog attacking penguins

Heaphy’s dog attacking penguins

While exploring the West Coast in the 1860s, Charles Heaphy sketched his dog attacking penguins at Cape Foulwind, near Westport. Today, dogs are one of the most destructive predators at penguin colonies.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Pen and ink drawing by Charles Heaphy

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - The need for conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015