Friday 1 November 2013 11:09am
Nature's Second Chance
Edited by Kerry Brown
Modern Kapiti Island is best known as a sanctuary for wildlife. It is one of New Zealand's longest and most exciting conservation stories, beginning in 1897. Projects here to eradicate possums and rats, and to increase or establish populations of endangered birds such as the little spotted kiwi, have put the country on the world map for conservation management and provided models to follow in other parts of the country. Animal pests are eradicated, weeds controlled, and the forests are returning. The island provides a home for a variety of endangered birds and other threatened fauna and flora. In the surrounding marine reserve, sea life is flourishing. This book is written by people who have contributed to the restoration of the island.
KERRY BROWN works for the Department of Conservation in Nelson.
Paperback, 240 x 170 mm, 128 pages, colour illustrated, ISBN 978 1 877276 66 8, $29.95
Out of print