Story: Conservation – a history



The discovery of takahē in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland, in November 1948, created widespread interest because the birds were thought to be extinct. Geoffrey Orbell and Neil McCrostie are holding up a live bird for the camera.

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Saving native birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

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