Biographical entry Bell, Brian Douglas
- New Zealand
- Conservationist and Ornithologist
Brian Douglas Bell worked for the New Zealand Wildlife Service 1957-87. He made vital contributions to the effective conservation of endangered birds in New Zealand.
Born New Zealand. New Zealand Wildlife Service, in charge of conservation and management of protected species 1957-87. After expedition to Big South Cape Island in 1964, he realised the impact of introduced rodents and other mammals on endemic birds and began eradication campaigns against these introduced mammals; he also began a successful translocation programme for endangered birds. Queen's Service Medal 1984; Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1990. President, Ornithological Society of New Zealand ca 1972-79, 1989-; initiated Ornithological Society of New Zealand News and began Ornithological Society of New Zealand field study weekends and courses; organised two Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union congresses in New Zealand.
- 'Bell, Brian D (1930-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1304143. Details
- Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details
Created: 21 May 1999, Last modified: 24 May 2006
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