Time to close healthy kauri forests to save a species
In this issue you can read about what Forest & Bird has been doing to protect kauri from the devastating impacts of kauri dieback. It’s a race against time to improve the government’s response to a disease that is killing a species and has no cure. In our special report we look at the latest research on its spread at Waipoua and ask if mātauranga Māori could help save the great northern forests.
The theme of the winter issue is land-based conservation – we hear from Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage about why the budget is a win for nature; visit the stunning Oparara Arches on the West Coast; find out why one of our members is restoring a pine plantation back to native forest in Hawke’s Bay; and call for better protection of roadside remnants of native flora in Canterbury.
We’re also batty about bats in Marlborough, celebrate ancient dwarf galaxias in the Waikato’s Blue Spring; travel to the Far North for the region’s first bioblitz; check out marine mammals in the Catlins; and talk to a young conservationist about her new wildlife rescue centre in Kaikoura.