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"WORKING FOR WILDLIFE tells the story of the New Zealand Wildlife Service from its inception to its dismantling in 1987. It covers the saving of endangered native birds such as the black robin and the kakapo and game management to maintain stocks for hunters."

A review in New Zealand Science Monthly:

"As a scientist currently working for the Department of Conservation, I found this book a very informative read. It let me understand where my colleagues who had worked for the Wildlife Service had come from. I learnt a lot, and was grateful for the work and dedication that these people had committed to New Zealand's fauna and flora. But as well as being a history of the Wildlife Service, and the people who served, this book is also a history of tension. Tension between those favouring exotic over native species (or vice versa), tension between and within departments, tension between scientists and managers, and tension between the public and public servants. Nothing changes. The story of the high profile projects -- the saving of the black robin, the kakapo, and the takahe -- are here. But there are also the less well known stories, including the personalities behind the work. The Wildlife Service deservedly earned its reputation as an international leader in wildlife conservation through the dedication and commitment of its staff. Ross Galbreath has extensively researched the Wildlife Service and has written an easily readable but comprehensive history."

Large format paperback 1993.

253 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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