In the winter 2019 issue
School Strike national coordinator Sophie Handford, 18, tells Forest & Bird why she’s fighting for a better climate future. We call for a transformative plan for nature following devastating reports about biodiversity loss in New Zealand and worldwide and explain why everyone should sign Forest & Bird’s Zero Bycatch Pledge for a better marine future. Being courageous is in Forest & Bird’s DNA. Forty years ago, several branches braved local opposition to pioneer “dotterel minding” and today volunteer guardians are still the foundations of tūturiwhatu survival.
We have some examples of courageous nature too! Meet Te Koha, Forest & Bird’s feisty “super chick” from our Te Rere scientific penguin reserve in the Catlins, who swam an incredible 100km in one day. We talk to DOC to find out how takahē are likely to fare following this year’s tussock mega-mast and the human efforts to stop the loss of more than 20% of the population. Writer Andrew Crowe explores the mysteries of animal migration and navigation, while Gerry Webby explains how his community group discovered the amazing climbing abilities of īnanga. All this and much more in the winter issue of Forest & Bird magazine.