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Forest & Bird Magazine

As New Zealand’s only magazine dedicated to conservation, Forest & Bird is popular with nature lovers of all ages. It is available in hard copy and digital versions.

Forest & Bird Magazine

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Forest & Bird is a high-quality quarterly publication filled with lively articles about New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places illustrated by leading nature photographers. Our writers love sharing what is special about nature in Aotearoa and why it needs our help to survive and thrive. Keep up to date with Forest & Bird’s work to defend and restore threatened species and their habitats in all corners of the country. Become a member and you will receive a free subscription to Forest & Bird magazine. Click here to join Forest & Bird and help support our vital conservation work.

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Contact us

We welcome feedback about the magazine and the submission of original story ideas, photographs, and quality writing about any aspect of nature. We sometimes commission articles, illustrations and images, contact the Editor for rates and word counts. If you are a professional writer, graphic designer, or photographer, please consider supporting our conservation work by volunteering to write or illustrate an article in our flagship magazine. To find out more, contact the editor Caroline Wood at


You can connect with our nature, travel, and outdoor-loving readers by advertising in Forest & Bird magazine. Every dollar of advertising revenue goes towards supporting conservation work to protect the wildlife you love. As a charity, we rely on donations to be an effective voice for nature. We have a print run of more than 23,000 printed copies per quarter with 90% being directly mailed to our members and supporters. Our readership is 90,000 New Zealanders per quarter plus a growing digital reach. Limited website advertising is also available. To discuss options and rates, contact our advertising manager Karen Condon at 


or call 027 542 0338.

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Back issues

You can buy single copies of the magazine from Forest & Bird’s online shop. A digital back catalogue of our magazines from 2005 to 2020 is available for free on Historic magazines from 1923-1945 can be viewed and searched on the National Library’s Papers Past website

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Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.