Forest & Bird Magazine

Join Forest & Bird and you will receive our quarterly magazine, which contains feature articles, news and photographs on New Zealand’s unique plants, animals and wild places.

In the August 2015 issue:

  • Threats to our freshwater ecosystems, including the impact of intensive dairy farming on some rivers. We catch up with Forest & Bird members and find out how they are fighting to protect rivers, lakes and wetlands in their area. 
  • A 50-year passion helped save Hutton's shearwater from extinction. Geoff Harrow from Kaikourā explains how he discovered the species in 1960s and his lifelong journey to protect it.
  • Discovering giant snails, Māori history and other treasures at Lake Papaitonga + Going Places heads across the water to pest-free Moutohorā Island. 
  • Weka, fairy prions and pāteke move to their new homes - with a little help from some of our Forest & Bird branch volunteers.
  • Plus lots more!

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