The Native Bird Protection Society (now known as Forest & Bird) was formed at a meeting in March 1923 - the same year this poster was published. The meeting was convened by environmentalist Captain E. Sanderson, who was concerned at the loss of native birds and preservation of bird sanctuaries – particularly Kapiti Island. The meeting was a success and many ideas were discussed including having a bird day for schools. This was to be a day, “set aside annually during the nesting season in order that school children may have an opportunity of watching many fascinating phases of the lives of the native birds.”
Apart from Kapiti Island find out where two other bird sanctuaries are found in New Zealand.
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