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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.

 
Image by Otago Museum/Kane Fleury.

Image by Otago Museum/Kane Fleury.

Hoodwinked

A sunfish with a big secret.

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

 
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Science podcasts: The fun, the challenges and tips from the pros

Science podcasts are more popular than ever. Producing them takes time, technical savvy, and a deep passion to engage listeners with material that is both informative and fun. How does one start a science podcast and build a dedicated audience?

Read and listen online at the World Conference of Science Journalists Student Newsroom.

 
Image via Diego Pol.

Image via Diego Pol.

Airplane-sized dinosaurs and other prehistoric oddities

The tip of bone sticking out of the dusty Patagonian earth was a tantalising hint: dinosaur fossil. 

Read online at the World Conference of Science Journalists Student Newsroom.

 
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Light fantastic

A beer, a bet and a stubborn streak launched Cather Simpson's career.

Read online and in print in New Zealand Geographic Issue 148 Nov/Dec 2017.

 
© Craig Mckenzie.

© Craig Mckenzie.

Can kea keep up with climate change?

It’s official! The kea has taken our Bird of the Year for 2017. Ellen Rykers investigates how warming temperatures could impact them.

Read online at Forest & Bird.

 
© Craig Mckenzie.

© Craig Mckenzie.

Five native birds affected by climate change

With #BirdOfTheYear off to a flying start, science communicator Ellen Rykers investigates how some of our native birds could be affected by climate change.

Read online at Forest & Bird.

 
© Ken Glasson.

© Ken Glasson.

Urban birdwatching guide to Perth

From the ephemeral lakes to the woodlands and eastern hills, Perth abounds with birds– some 190 species in total.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by Geoff Whalan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Image by Geoff Whalan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Urban birdwatching guide to Brisbane

From the coast to the rainforest-draped hills, Brisbane is a biodiversity hotspot bursting with interesting birdlife.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image: Ben Stubbs in 1981 using a carbide headlamp. Photo by John Ash.

Image: Ben Stubbs in 1981 using a carbide headlamp. Photo by John Ash.

Guiding Light

Cavers of yesteryear used carbide lamps for illumination—occasionally with explosive results.

Read at New Zealand Geographic online or pick up a copy of Issue 145 (May/June 2017).