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Spring 2021 Magazine cover with a picture of a South Island kōkākō

In this issue, we go searching for the South Island kōkako and find out why scientists are using high-tech methods like bio-acoustics and e-DNA in the hope of finding the “grey ghost” deep in a remote southern forest away from ready detection.

Still in lockdown? Indulge in a bit of armchair travel with Shaun Barnett’s top six tramping huts for nature spotting and find out why Forest & Bird has been collaborating with 33 Kiwi writers and photographers to focus attention on New Zealand’s disappearing habitats.

We celebrate two huge wins for our long-running fishing and bycatch campaigns and a $500,000 Jobs for Nature grant awarded to our Tautuku landscape-scale restoration project in the Catlins.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the climate crisis and its impact on human health and biodiversity. We also hear from Forest & Bird Youth members about why they are supporting our legal bid to stop a new open-cast coal mine being built in Southland.

We are down on the farm to find out what the nation’s largest farmer, Pāmu, is doing to phase out intensive winter grazing, and what Forest & Bird is doing to help.

All this and so much more – booming bitterns, a crazy collective bird nouns’ quiz, 40 years of kakī protection, tagging penguins, tītī breeding success, funky fundraisers, creative conservationists, backyard trappers, and why everyone is silly about seals.

All this and so much more in your Spring issue, join today to receive your issue!

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