Forest & Bird Magazine

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In the Summer 2016 Issue

Summer is a good time to talk about the tourism boom and the stress it is putting on our national parks. International tourism earned $14.5 billion in the year to March and the number of overseas visitors is set to increase 50% by 2022, so why isn’t more being done to protect the very wild places that tourists come here to see?

Freshwater is another timely focus for this magazine. In this issue we look at Forest & Bird’s campaign to stop a hydro-electric scheme being built on one of New Zealand’s last wild rivers and ask why it’s going to take 80 years to clean up the mighty Waikato River.

Also in this issue: kakapo breeding, mudfish, penguins, geckos, seabirds, wild Rakiura, wetland restoration, Zealandia and highlights from our new Best Fish Guide.  All this and much more in our bumper 60-page summer issue. Finally, don’t forget to enter our huge Christmas book giveaway.

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