Forest & Bird Magazine

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In the Spring 2017 Issue

Forest & Bird is calling for a halt on mining in high value conservation areas across New Zealand. In this issue we look at the plight of the critically endangered Archey’s frogs at risk from gold prospecting in Coromandel's stunning Parakiwai Valley. We also reveal how proposed new coal mines on the West Coast could generate the equivalent of 10% of New Zealand’s annual carbon dioxide emissions over the next two decades.

We have a special report on New Zealand’s dying aquifers and ask why more isn’t being done to protect our vital groundwater ecosystems. And we take a look at the issue of local extinctions – birds and lizards being lost from our backyards over the past 20 years. We ask each political party what policies they have to save our threatened species as part of our election series.

PLUS exclusive interviews with Jan Wright, Dame Anne Salmond and Roger Hall, plans for a new national park, morepork Mondays, trapdoor spiders, lizards, and the botanical wonders of the sub-Antarctic Islands.

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