Don Merton: The Man Who Saved the Black Robin

Author(s): Alison Ballance

Natural History | Biography

Don Merton, the man who save the black robin, is recognised worldwide as a passionate pioneer in the conservation of rare birds. During a remarkable 50-year career, he has led extraordinary efforts to bring endangered birds back from the brink of extinction, both in New Zealand and overseas. In this book he tells his story to Alison Ballance, enlightening readers further with over 150 photographs from his personal library. First published 2007.


Product Information

Alison Ballance is a natural history writer and film-maker with a passion for telling stories about New Zealand and endangered wildlife. After gaining a master of science degree in zoology, she worked in science communication and national park interpretation before joining Dunedin-based television production company Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) in 1990. She has made wildlife documentaries on subjects as varied as kakapo, weta and tigers, in countries ranging from Mongolia to India and Ecuador. As well as writing two series of children's natural history books, Alison has collaborated on other books with photographer Rod Morris and with Gideon Climo. She has also written a travel journal of her filming experiences.

General Fields

  • : 9780790011592
  • : Reed Books
  • : Reed Books
  • : September 2007
  • : 240mm X 160mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alison Ballance
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : very good
  • : 296
  • : colour photographs