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Music meets nature in a spectacular premiere concert at Auckland Arts Festival on 17 March 2023. Grab your tickets now – only 400 available!
A last-minute change of plans led to the exciting discovery of a previously unknown “marine animal forest” off Wellington’s west coast. We need to better protect these underappreciated and vulnerable ecosystems.
Is the proposed NZ Battery Project the country’s climate saviour or a potential $4bn white elephant? By Chelsea McGaw, Tom Kay, and Caroline Wood
A Q&A with wetland experts Karen Denyer and Monica Peters, who recently published Life in the Shallows, a new book celebrating the “ecological underdogs” of the natural world.
Yes, it’s back, the most hotly contested avian election on Earth – Forest & Bird’s Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau kicks off on 17 October and runs for two weeks.
Forest & Bird wants the government to introduce a national Cat Management Act with the mandated registration and desexing of pet cats to protect our wildlife. By Amelia Geary
Research student Caitlyn Friedel cried when she first saw goldstripe geckos at Forest & Bird’s Bushy Park Tarapuruhi Sanctuary. Now she is studying them for her Master’s!
Gifted to Forest & Bird to stop future development, the Chapman Reserve in Fiordland has an intriguing history. By Michael Pringle
We recently caught up with Greig Brebner, the founder of Blunt Umbrellas, to find out why his company is supporting Forest & Bird’s work.
More than 30 years of volunteer efforts have helped restore the dawn chorus in the Bay of Plenty. by Kate Loman-Smith
The founder of Active Components, Rob Mackley, explains why his company is supporting Forest & Bird’s marine protection work in the Hauraki Gulf.
The family that pioneered New Zealand’s first carbon-positive farm is also kaitiaki to a critically endangered population of lizards. By Caroline Wood.
For nearly 25 years, volunteers from Forest & Bird’s Central Otago-Lakes Branch have been looking after an important population of mohua in the ancient beech forests of Makarora.
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.
Researchers have been unlocking the incredible carbon-capturing qualities of New Zealand’s largest peat bog. By Zoe Brown
We look back at the highs and lows of Forest & Bird’s hoiho yellow-eyed penguin sanctuary in the Catlins. By Chris Rance
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
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