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Our final issue of the year has a health and wellbeing theme. We look at the latest research about how being out in nature makes us feel better mentally and physically. Apparently, trappers are the happiest and healthiest conservationists!

Forest & Bird Summer 2020 magazine cover with a close up of a kererū

Anna Yeomans shines a light on New Zealand’s fascinating drylands during a visit to the Mackenzie Basin to find out from scientists why the tiny Maniototo peppercress is disappearing.

We also discover the “wife swapping” antics of 10 kiwi, who were recently released into the Taranaki bush following a decades-long Forest & Bird branch project to make their new home safe from predators.

Check out our in-depth feature about the fascinating world of deep-sea corals and wonder why anyone would want to eat the 100-year-old fish that live on New Zealand’s seamounts.

Forest & Bird is proud to report on many highlights and wins for nature during 2020, you can read all about them on pages 42-45.

And to celebrate the end of a year like no other, why not treat yourself to a beautiful book about New Zealand nature? Members can access a 20% discount on five new conservation books published by Potton & Burton.

Join Forest & Bird today to receive a free annual magazine subscription – and feel good knowing you are helping to support our vital conservation work!

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