Story: Conservation – a history

Catching a Chatham Island black robin

Central to raising public awareness of conservation was the saving of the Chatham Island black robin. It involved transferring the two last pairs of black robins from their deteriorating habitat on Little Mangere Island to Mangere, in September 1976. Watch Don Merton, an officer with the Wildlife Service, entice a robin into a net.

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Saving native birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/13934/catching-a-chatham-island-black-robin (accessed 22 February 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 3 Aug 2015