Dr Roger Grace is a well-known and highly respected marine biologist, campaigner, and photographer whose expertise in marine protected areas has been a vital element to the Sea Change campaign. Here Roger tells us, in his typically humble manner, about his fascinating life and the changes he has seen in the Hauraki Gulf. In 2016 Roger was awarded […]
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Ken Warin is a keen recreational fisherman and one of 50 passionate people who joined Forest & Bird’s campaign action group to save the Hauraki Gulf. He wants to see strong stewardship for the marine environment of the gulf. Here he talks about what the gulf means to him, and why he joined the campaign. […]
You don’t have to be an ‘expert’ to be a conservationist or a hero for nature – time and passion are just as important. Donna Currey is one of 50 passionate people who put their hands up to be part of a campaign action group to help save the Hauraki Gulf. Here she talks about why she volunteered […]
Molesworth is New Zealand’s largest farm, as you will know if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the magnificent landscapes of this isolated 180,000ha station – about the size of Stewart Island/Rakiura – that links Marlborough to North Canterbury, Tasman, and Kaikoura. Yet few people know it is part of our public conservation land […]
Independent energy and law consultant Tony Baldwin assesses the four main reasons advanced by Westpower to justify why they want to build a hydro scheme on the Upper Waitaha River – and finds they don’t stack up. More than a year ago, the Department of Conservation agreed in principle to allow a hydro scheme to […]
Protect one species and resurrect a whole forest. Ann Graeme shares her personal stories of native New Zealand birds and insects that have returned after community pest control is carried out for another species. She calls it the “Lazarus effect”. It rained in the night. My pack is heavy with rat bait, and I am […]
If Te Waikoropūpū Springs can’t be saved, what hope is there for New Zealand’s other aquifers? By Cherie Pascoe. You can submit to extend the protection for Te Waikoropūpū before 14 March 2018: https://action.forestandbird.org.nz/tewaikoropupu/ Nestled in the Tākaka Valley of Golden Bay, between Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, are the largest coldwater springs in the […]
Mandy McMullin takes a walk through the Valley Road area of Mt Eden, Auckland, and laments the loss of the magnificent old trees being cut down and lost forever, rather than protected. I fell in love with this neighbourhood the moment we moved in. You know why? So many gorgeous trees. They were the first things […]
Artist Hannah Shand has always loved nature, so much so she has decided to quit her day job and use her art to encourage others to protect our native wildlife. Here she tells Forest & Bird’s Jess Winchester what prompted her to make this life-changing decision. What do you love about nature? What inspires […]