Chatham Island black robin

Image: Leon Berard | Creative Commons


Watch videos, read blog posts by our staff, and check out the latest news articles about black robin and our work with this rare species.

Black robin in the news

DOC stories and media releases about our work with black robin.

Blog posts about black robin

Conservation Blog posts about black robin
DOC's Conservation Blog offers a behind-the-scenes look at our conservation work.


Seven Black Robins
A documentary about the seven remaining Chatham Islands' black robins in 1976. The film documents the desperate rescue mission to save the species.

Meet the Locals: the man who saved the black robin
Meet Don Merton. Watch this video to discover how Don and his team were instrumental in the survival of New Zealand's black robin on the Chatham Islands.

Meet the Locals: black robin
The tale of the black robin is probably New Zealand's most famous conservation story. The dedication that led to the return of this population from just one viable female, Old Blue, has inspired people throughout the globe.

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