Obituary Don Merton | June 5th, 2011

 It was with immense sadness that we learned of Don Merton’s death on April 11th 2011, Don was the first Patron of Friends of Galapagos New Zealand, and even though he did not know the islands well, he was fully aware of the similarity of the problems faced by wildlife in Galapagos and New Zealand. Kiwis have been very much involved in helping to rescue many species in Galapagos, and much of the knowledge and understanding of the techniques and strategies used, came for Don and his colleagues at the Department of Conservation, and before that the Wildlife Service. New Zealand, Galápagos and the world is a poorer place without him.

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