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Richard Henry

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Richard Henry, who has been called the "hermit of Dusky Sound", is probably New Zealand's first true conservationist. He is known mainly for his valiant efforts to move Kakapo to a safe haven on Resolution Island. However, his greatest contribution was in his discriptions of the Kakapo, their breeding and feeding habits, which were used to some benefit by wild life experts in later efforts to save these birds. (more on Dictionary of New Zealand Biography web site)
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