Author(s): Colin Miskelly
This much-anticipated revised and expanded edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species - on land, in freshwater and in the sea. It also provides an introduction to the human history of the islands, and is a guide to the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands' heritage.
Colin Miskelly works for the Department of Conservation in Wellington. He first visited the Chatham Islands as a volunteer with Taiko Expeditions in 1978, then undertook thesis research on snipe on Rangatira between 1983 and 1986. He has been involved with conservation work on the Chatham Islands since 1998, visiting several times a year. He was co-author of Endemic plants of the Chatham Islands and Birds of the Chatham Islands, and has published many technical articles on the ecology and conservation of Chatham Island birds.