Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

By Brendon Dunphy Currently, 90% of our seabirds are threatened with extinction. It is a colossal loss and a colossally sad number. Aotearoa/New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world. From inspiring ocean wanderers such as the royal albatross (who may not touch...
Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

They are known to get drunk on berries, fall out of trees, and hang around humans, but Kererū have become something of a New Zealand icon. They are also the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute large seeds, and their disappearance would be a disaster for...
How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

By Jenny Howard Tourism accounts for eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions and Jenny Howard says we can do more to limit our carbon footprint. Flying on an airplane always gives me a rush, especially when the plane is heading toward the Galápagos. Without fail,...
Q+A: Humans: The most damaging predator on Earth?

Q+A: Humans: The most damaging predator on Earth?

Is humanity the most damaging predator on Earth? Many experts say yes and that its predatory practices maybe disrupting evolution. Maria Armoudian speaks with three researchers who have looked at this issue: Chris Darimont, Tom Reimchen, and Heather Bryan. Chris...
How have Orangutans adapted to human behaviour?

How have Orangutans adapted to human behaviour?

By Douglas Sheil, Mike Bruford, Serge Wich, and Stephanie Spehar New research has shown that Orangutans have been adapting to humans for 70,000 years. If you are very lucky you might have seen an orangutan in the wild. Most people have only seen them on television. In...
Can the bee colony collapse be stopped? 🔊

Can the bee colony collapse be stopped? 🔊

Throughout much of the world, bee populations have been declining, threatening food supplies that rely on the pollinators to reproduce. Their deaths have been tied to insecticides, climate change, and killer mites. What is the latest research on the global health of...