The man who led the dramatic rescue of one of New Zealand’s most famous birds is retiring after almost 50 years.
Almost exactly 30 years ago this month, Don Merton and a team of wildlife service staff and volunteers were camping in a remote Fiordland valley in a last-ditch attempt to find the native parrot kakapo, feared to be extinct.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
KAKAPO PARROTS - Don Merton to retire
The New Zealand Herald is also reporting that Don Merton, the long-time Kakapo conservationist is to retire.