Story: Merton, Donald Vincent

Capturing kākāpō

Three men clambering up a steep rocky bank in a bush setting with wire birdcages strapped to their backs.

Don Merton (centre) and colleagues Chris Smuts-Kennedy (left) and Ian Atkinson carrying kākāpō traps in Esperance Valley, Fiordland, in April 1974.  

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Alison Ballance. 'Merton, Donald Vincent', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m13/merton-donald-vincent (accessed 17 April 2024)