A good-news book celebrating the on-going efforts of scientists and DOC workers to save our endangered and rare bird species. New Zealand has some of the most endangered species in the world: the kaki is the world s rarest wading bird and the taiko is the most threatened seabird in the world.
Over the past decades scientists have effectively saved many of the most threatened bird populations, inventing brilliant new ways of doing so. Their success rate has been amazing. The black robin was down to just five birds in 1980 and now numbers over 200. The key to kakapo breeding has been cracked and the population of this bird is on the increase with 24 kakapo chicks hatched in 2002. These are fascinating stories.
The book is divided into sections on individual birds that are illustrated with superb photographs from DOC files. Each section has an At a glance page that outlines the bird's specifications.