New Zealand Geographic

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Track and trace

Most introduced mammals have had a devastating effect on native wildlife, but one species is bucking the trend. About 80 conservation dogs are deployed around the country, helping to protect vulnerable native species by leaping into action at a single command: Seek!

Read in New Zealand Geographic Issue 149 (Jan/Feb 2018) or online.

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National Geographic

Photo by Kate Grarock/Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Photo by Kate Grarock/Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Meet Brian the Rescued 'Mini-Kangaroo'

He loves napping and cuddling corn cobs—and he's an ambassador for little-known marsupials of Australia.

Read online at National Geographic.


North & South

Photo by Victoria Birkinshaw.

Photo by Victoria Birkinshaw.

Healing Birds in the 'Burbs

For the past eight years, volunteer wildlife carers Kristina Schutt and Thomas Stracke have looked after penguins in peril.

Read in the July 2018 issue of North & South or online.

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The Spinoff

Image from the    Biodiversity Heritage Library    (PD).

Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (PD).

In defence of Otago University’s Loch Ness DNA project

The editor of Dunedin’s student magazine may not like it, but the University of Otago’s hunt for Nessie was science communication at its finest, argues Ellen Rykers.

Read at The Spinoff or Newshub.


The Dig

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Community conservation: The solution to the biodiversity crisis?

There’s a spark of hope glimmering in the eyes of conservationists. Over the last decade, community groups have cropped up like weeds, with concerned citizens keen to tackle the challenge of ecological restoration on their patch.

Read online at The Dig


Australian Geographic

Photo by Steve Murphy.

Photo by Steve Murphy.

Night parrot recordings released online for the first time

The public can now listen to the calls of the elusive night parrot, presumed extinct until its sensational rediscovery in 2013.

Read online at Australian Geographic.


Geography Book Series

A nine-book series covering geography topics for grades 4–6 (ages 8–12).

Buy on the Australian Geographic website.

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World’s largest parrot ‘Squawkzilla’ discovered

The hefty Heracles inexpectatus caught scientists by surprise.

Read online at Curious, a project of the Australian Academy of Science.


BNN—Bird News Network


Contributing writer to Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading source of bird news.

Read and watch online


Antarctic Ocean Blog


Thousands of Antarctic Petrels Swirl Around an Iceberg in East Antarctica

When you think “Antarctica” you probably think “penguins”. But the icescapes of the Southern Ocean are also home to spectacular birds of the flying variety.

Read online at, a project of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.


Atlas Obscura


World’s Loneliest Tree

The most remote tree in the world is more than 170 miles from its nearest neighbor. 

Read online at Atlas Obscura.


Lateral Magazine



Why it matters how your fish was caught

You may know that some types of fish are dwindling in numbers so it matters what sort of seafood you eat. But did you know it also matters how it was caught?

Watch on RNZ.

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