Story: Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation

Catching muttonbirds (1st of 3)

Catching muttonbirds

A birder pulls a tītī (muttonbird) chick from its burrow. The season when birds could be taken was strictly regulated, in order to preserve the resource.

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Photograph by J. O'Brien

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation - Rāhui – prohibitions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11602/catching-muttonbirds (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007