Forest & Bird Magazine

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In the Winter 2017 Issue

We look at the politics of fresh water and explain why Forest & Bird is making the case for “liveable” rivers – fresh water that’s swimmable for wildlife, as well as people.

We reveal shocking new albatross bycatch figures, a secret plan to mine coal in the South Island, natural treasures in Auckland in danger of being lost forever, and why a district council wants to start “sustainable” logging.

National Volunteer Week in June is an opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution our Forest & Bird “conservation heroes” make in their local community. We publish new research on why people volunteer for nature, you may be surprised by the reasons!

James Muir takes a voyage of discovery to Antarctica,  we have a special report on New Zealand’s penguins, ask whether the RMA can help save our oceans, and explain why it’s vital to vote for nature this September.  Plus we are bird-tastic with articles about fernbirds, kiwi, kākāriki, bittern, Western petrels, and... the secret life of sparrows.

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