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, […]
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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 […]
Snapper are one of New Zealand’s most popular fishes, and are highly sought after – both recreationally and commercially. They are found around the shallow waters of the North Island, making them an ideal fishing target. The Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland, is one of the largest harbours in the world. It is a large […]
Healthy lakes and rivers are surely something that virtually every New Zealander cares about. New Zealanders use freshwater in many ways… for instance as a source of kai, to irrigate a crop, to turn the turbines of a power station, or to partake in their favourite sport. As a result, it’s not easy to get […]
The rock wren – it wakes up to “100% Pure” views (for now), it has some serious eyebrows and it hops to the beat of its own drum. Vote rock wren for bird of the year 2012. Rugged The (petite) Edmund Hillary of the bird world, the rock wren is our only true alpine bird. […]