Story: Conservation – a history

Feeding takahē chicks

Feeding takahē chicks

Elwyn Welch and Gordon Williams feed takahē chicks being moved from Takahē Valley. Because of concern about the survival of the chicks in Fiordland, several were caught and secretly transferred to Mt Bruce in the Wairapapa.

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Photograph by Peter Morrison

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Saving native birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

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