24 Jul 2008

Campbell Island

From Our Changing World, 9:46 pm on 24 July 2008

Campbell Island is the southern-most of New Zealand's subantarctic islands, more than 600km south of Bluff and lashed by the winds of the Furious Fifties.

It is a World Heritage site and the main breeding ground for the southern royal albatross.

Back in 1984, natural history writer Alison Ballance spent four months on Campbell Island, studying feral sheep that had remained there as a legacy from the island's days as a farm. She recently had a chance to visit the island again, and to see its transformation following the eradication of sheep and rats.

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