New Zealanders know little about New Zealand nature

I’ve been thinking lately about the consequences of the disconnect between New Zealanders’ conservation ethic and conservation knowledge. We New Zealanders are typically supportive of conservation, especially in our national parks. In 2010, tens of thousands of people protested down Auckland’s Queen Street when the Government contemplated mining in national…


Hyraxes invade Ulva Island!

Beware the hyraxes! According to a photo on TVNZ’s website, they have invaded Ulva Island. Errors like this turn up regularly in the media….. I’ve written to suggest they replace the photo with one of an actual rat, or, at the very least, an actual rodent.