About the Author
Les Molloy is a scientist with a wide field knowledge of the natural landscapes of New Zealand. He has a long-standing involvement in conservation and wilderness protection, both within New Zealand and internationally. As coordinator of heritage interpretation for the New Zealand Department of Conservation, he is involved in the planning of facilities and services to enhance the educational experience for visitors to New Zealand's impressive system of national parks and protected areas. Dr. Molloy's previous publications include a number of award-winning books on the natural history of New Zealand.