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Allowing rivers to move rather than engineering them into artificial channels is a nature-friendly way to reduce flooding. By Tom Kay
Conservationists are facing difficult questions as nature struggles to survive our warming planet. Should we be thinking about radical adaptation as well as mitigation? By Jane Young
How can mātauranga Māori indigenous knowledge help us adapt to climate change? By Jazmine Ropner
A 1000-year-old northern rātā in Forest & Bird’s Bushy Park Tarapuruhi sanctuary is the only New Zealand tree to feature in an international writing project called 26 Trees.
We look back at the highs and lows of Forest & Bird’s hoiho yellow-eyed penguin sanctuary in the Catlins. By Chris Rance
Researchers have been unlocking the incredible carbon-capturing qualities of New Zealand’s largest peat bog. By Zoe Brown
Southland-based artist Hannah Shand spent seven weeks meticulously hand-drawing this Antipodean albatross to bring attention to the plight of one of New Zealand’s most at-risk seabirds.
As Forest & Bird launches a landmark legal case for future generations, youth leader Gemma Marnane explains why she is standing up to stop a new coal mine in her home town. By Caroline Wood
It is our good fortune and legacy to have both Māori and scientific names to describe the natural world around us. By Ann Graeme
Overfishing caused the whitebait fishery to close in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian whitebait fishery introduced a raft of sustainable fishing rules following the collapse of fish stocks in the late 1980s.
We should be doing better when it comes to controlling pollution in our waterways. By Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Tom Kay.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Forest & Bird’s record-breaking petition that saw nearly one in 10 Kiwis signing to save Lake Manapōuri. By Caroline Wood
Climate change is likely to see the demise of a rare species of kānuka on a tiny island in the Bay of Plenty, but local plant lovers are determined to keep it alive on the mainland. By Meg Collins*
This isn’t a walk in the park, I reflect, as I struggle to keep on my feet while scrambling up
The New Zealand Bird Atlas 2019–2024 is an ambitious five-year initiative to map the country’s unique birdl
Emily and Charles Looker, who make up the pop duo Aro, have released their album called Manu inspired by the melodies, rhythms, and stories of Aotearoa’s native birds.
I was brimming with anticipation when four of us set off to check bat traps before da
As native forests warm, ship rats will move into new areas. Lynley Hargreaves investigates what that will mean for New Zealand’s most precious “deep endemics” such as mohua and kiwi.
The fungi fun quiz featured in the Autumn 2019 issue of the Forest & Bird magazine. Sign up as a Forest & Bird member to receive your copy (in print or digital).
Barry Coates explains how his new charity Mindful Money is helping New Zealanders choose KiwiSaver funds that are good for nature as well as their retirement nest egg.
Award-winning advertising agency Colenso BBDO has been working with Forest & Bird on a new predator-free poster campaign.
Do harakeke display a different flower colour depending on the landscape they inhabit? Di Lucas, a landscape planner and ecologist, needs your help to find out the answer
In 1958, a tiny hapū from Motiti Island asked the Prime Minister Walter Nash to prohibit fishing near their home. He declined to do so.
Forest & Bird has secured funding for a three-year project to learn more about critically endangered long-tailed bats in the top of the South Island. By Caroline Wood.
Marina Skinner ventures out after dark to find out what nature gets up to from dusk to dawn.
Molesworth is New Zealand’s largest farm, as you will know if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit.
By Michelle Harnett
Under the cover of darkness, one of New Zealand’s top predators emerges.
Forest & Bird is calling on the government to restore the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf. But we need your help, as Alicia Bullock explains.
We need to teach our children that native New Zealand is worth fighting for and that pests deserve a humane death. Words and images by Ann Graeme.
Solarcity is a solar power business that wants to help people reduce their carbon footprint. Jess Winchester explains why the new Solarcity partnership with Forest & Bird fits with our vision.
How can we work together to restore nature rather than carry on destroying it?
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Forest & Bird is calling on the government to stop subsidising large-scale dam and irrigation projects to help restore the health of our rivers, lakes, and streams, as Annabeth Cohen explains.
It’s time to establish a Mackenzie Basin Conservation Park and save its outstanding natural landscapes from further destruction. By Lynley Hargreaves.
By Stella McQueen*
A version of this story first appeared in Forest & Bird magazine in Spring 2016.
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