By Rose Davis, Communications Officer Forest & Bird Climate change makes the air heavy with guilt. Filling my car with toxic-smelling petrol is bad enough, without seeing Greta Thunberg’s accusing eyes in my mind or hearing her warning – “how dare you!” – as I disembowel my wallet at the gas station checkout. Obviously the […]
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I wouldn’t say this is necessarily my favourite bird photo but I’ll never forget the day I took it. I was on seabird sightseeing trip off Kaikoura, one of the best places in New Zealand to get close to the albatrosses, petrels and other seabirds usually inaccessible to landlubbers like me. The sky was brilliantly […]
By Rose Davis, email@example.com A dolphin gazes straight into my eyes and it’s like getting a rare glimpse of pure love. I’m under the sea wearing a mask and snorkel, turning in circles as a pod of about eight huge, gentle bottlenose dolphins swims around me in a Waiheke Island bay. I squeal in excitement […]
Pūteketeke – Australasian Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus Native, Nationally vulnerable I was only two-years-old when my parents bought an old ‘smoko hut’ from the Geraldine Linen Flax Mill and transported it to Te Puna a Taka (Lake Clearwater) – part of the Ō Tū Wharekai wetland system in the Ashburton lakes/upper Rangitata River area, […]
Good news that DOC will be funded an extra $20.7 million this year to battle the predator boom that is expected this Autumn in response to a massive forest seeding. DOC will now be able to control predators over 800,000 ha, just over 10% of public conservation land. Wildlife over 90% of public conservation […]
Forest & Bird welcomes the Paris Climate Agreement. cIt sets in place strong goals that will be impossible to ignore. Central to the agreement is a commitment by 196 countries to keep global warming well below 2 degrees and to aim for no more than 1.5 degrees warming. This means the end for fossil fuels – […]
Our Forest & Bird North Shore branch KCC Co-ordinator Ann Brabant, took her KCC kids to Rangitoto Island for an adventure. Isabella Williams (9 years) writes about the trip below… I arrived at Devonport with my Dad and my sister Hannah. We were going to Rangitoto Island with KCC (Kiwi Conservation Club). We went into the […]
With recent research highlighting the plight of sea lions, now is the time to ask for change from the government about further protecting our endangered sea lions. Our NZ sea lions are the rarest sea lions in the world, but new research has highlighted they’re more in danger of extinction than ever before. The largest […]
If the directions had just said “Turn off State Highway 4 and drive to the very end of Oio Road” I would have got there much sooner. Our small convoy of cars lost touch with other, one went up and down State Highway 4 looking for Oio Rd, another was going up and down Oio […]