Wednesday, April 06, 2005

DON MERTON - A Passion for Birds

A nice profile of Don Merton, the soon-to-retire kakapo conservationist, at New Zealand's STUFF.
Don Merton's grandmother's canary has a lot to answer for. His fascination with the bird from the age of five led him into a 48-year career helping some of the country's most endangered birds, including the Chatham Islands robin, North Island saddleback and kakapo, to avoid extinction.

Now he has decided it is time to retire.