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Forest & Bird Summer 2022 magazine cover

Botanical experts reckon they may have discovered a record-breaking 700-year-old rātā in Forest & Bird’s Tautuku Ecological Sanctuary, as well as a previously unknown population of rare creeping New Zealand foxglove. Find out about these exciting finds in The Catlins and how our project team is protecting these plants from browsing mammals and other threats. 

Writer and wildlife photographer Stuart Attwood heads into Archey’s frog country, hunting for this tiny taonga that is threatened by plans to mine gold underneath Coromandel conservation land. We meet Shaun Wilkinson, one of New Zealand’s environmental DNA pioneers, and find out why this powerful new technology is changing the face of conservation. 

Being a kiwi keeper has got to be one of the best jobs in the world, and we head to Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow to find out how they are saving the nation’s favourite bird – one precious egg at a time. Is time running out for our myrtles, is it possible to restore a wetland, and how do birds sleep? We answer all of these questions and more.

This issue also features a guide to some of the best snorkelling and diving spots in Aotearoa and don’t miss out on the 20% Forest & Bird discount on all the conservation titles featured in our Christmas book guide.  

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