Forest & Bird Magazine

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In the Spring 2016 issue

We preview Forest & Bird's upcoming Best Fish Guide 2017. Our seventh guide will contain more species than ever before, including freshwater fish, and new features to help consumers make seafood smart choices.

We ask whether the Ministry for Primary Industries is doing its job regulating the commercial fishing industry and whether we need to stop whitebaiting to save our native fish.

Forest & Bird has spent many decades tackling introduced predators and we are delighted the government has announced New Zealand will be Predator Free by 2050. We look at what needs to happen next for this dream to become a reality.

We also have the latest on our campaign to stop water theft in Canterbury and a story about landfarming concerns in Taranaki.

The Spring issue is packed full of lots of other stories: Who are our 2016 conservation champions 2016? Where was the last huia spotted? Is the Karapoti rātā the biggest in the country? Grab your copy to find out more.

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