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Spiders play a huge part in keeping our natural world in balance, and their
webs can be works of art. Ann Graeme. Bryce McQuillan
Forest & Bird is concerned about the risk to endemic Westland petrels from a proposed industrial-scale mining operation south of Punakaiki. By Suzanne Hills, chair of Forest & Bird’s West Coast Branch.
The nation’s favourite election is back, and the stakes are higher than ever before. By Caroline Wood
A version of this story was first published in the Spring 2023 issue of Forest & Bird magazine.
Forest & Bird member Jill Visser set up a volunteer group to restore a former wetland on the Kāpiti Coast because she wanted to take hands-on action to help mitigate climate change.
Returning titipounamu to Bushy Park Tarapuruhi was a labour of love, with many working together to provide a safe new home for this tiny taonga.
A booming post-war economy brought many challenges for the men, women, and children attempting to stop the country’s fast-vanishing nature disappearing forever.
DNA data can give us tools to aid the recovery of yellow-eyed penguins
on the Aotearoa mainland, but only a change in human behaviour can give
them a fighting chance of avoiding extinction, as Jane Young explains.
A huge landslide wiped out 20 years of restoration planting, but Dean and Geoff are determined to rebuild their urban “native forest”. By Zoë Brown
Nature-based solutions can help heal the steep hillsides of East Cape and other weather-ravaged communities in Auckland and Hawke’s Bay. By Ann Graeme
Why do we find it hard to kill hedgehogs when they are busy murdering critically endangered birds, lizards, and insects all over Aotearoa? By Chelsea McGaw
More than 75% of indigenous species are at risk of extinction or becoming threatened. What can we do to turn this around? By Caroline Wood
Forest & Bird was the first of New Zealand’s modern-day conservation groups, and women were involved from its creation, becoming vice-presidents, honorary secretaries, and executive board members.
We look at some environmentally friendly ways to attract native birds to your garden while avoiding bad practices that could harm their health. By Dr Daria Erastova
Meet the team behind the hugely popular Critter of the Week show and some of the gnarly creatures it has highlighted. By Mike Dickison
In a nearly 50-year labour of love, Forest & Bird branch members saved an important stand of indigenous bush in South Canterbury. By Lynley Hargreaves
Forest & Bird has lost one of its great stalwarts and tireless workers with the death of Ken Catt QSM in April at the age of 93. By Michael Pringle
Fearing the Chatham Island robin was in perilous danger, three generations of conservationists battled to save them. By Caroline Wood
A new report commissioned by Forest & Bird has revealed thousands of drained wetlands could be brought back to life. By Cate Hennessy and Caroline Wood
Penny Willocks gifted a lasting legacy to nature on her death. By Caroline Bruner
Forest & Bird's Marlborough Branch volunteers have been trapping pest skinks in Blenheim. By Helen Braithwaite and Deleece Augustyn
The misunderstood cockroach gets a bad rap in Aotearoa, but our 15 indigenous species perform a vital role in the bush. By Ann Graeme
Tackling the country’s smallest introduced rodent is essential to protect nature. By Chelsea McGaw
Repeated devastation caused by forest slash must end. We need to find solutions to stop woody waste ending up in local waterways. By Caroline Wood
Forest & Bird’s Golden Bay Branch recently completed a three-year project turning a freedom camping site into a safe haven for birds.
Who established Forest & Bird 100 years ago and why? We look at the life and times of founder Capt Ernest “Val” Sanderson. By Caroline Wood
A colony of pekapeka has been discovered in the Rai Valley, Marlborough, bringing hope for this rarely seen species. By Lynn Freeman
Forest & Bird’s Ashburton Branch worked with scientists and landowners for more than a decade to save a new species of Canterbury daisy. By Mary Ralston
Forest & Bird is working with local iwi to restore the mana of Lake Rotoiti’s scenic reserves, its precious pōhutukawa, and weweia dabchicks.
During the Sanderson years (1923–1945), the Society focused on a range of conservation issues, including wild bird poaching, gazetting new nature sanctuaries, stronger wildlife laws, forest protection, and the control of “noxious animals”.
Leaving a bustling city for life in the country, a former Wellington couple is busy restoring the bush in their new backyard. By David Brooks
Here is our guide to some of the top family-friendly snorkelling and diving spots in Aotearoa. By Kathryn Curzon
Fifty-eight years ago Geoff Harrow made a startling discovery that led him on a lifelong journey to save a special seabird from extinction. by David Brooks
Thirty-five years ago, a writer at the height of her powers helped Forest & Bird advocate for the first World Heritage site in Aotearoa.
The Coromandel Peninsula is apparently home to 50 million Archey's frogs. Stuart Attwood set out to see how many he could find over a weekend.
A new way of controlling dama wallabies in the central North Island is showing promising results - but only in areas with low rat numbers. By Peter Fergusson
The highs and lows of restoring a remnant wetland on Aotea Great Barrier Island. By John Ogden and Lotte McIntyre
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