A Fan Tale

(Photo of fantail by Jon Sullivan, CC-BY_NC, www.flickr.com/photos/mollivan_jon/26851270492/) Jerusha Brown is in her final year of a Bachelor of Science majoring in Conservation and Ecology at Lincoln University. She spent the summer doing a research scholarship and tells us about one of her results. Fantails are one of the most common,…

Ecological benefits of urban green areas

Rhondda.p Urban green areas have developed over several centuries to become an essential component of modern town and city planning. These green areas provide many social and ecological services such as helping to improve climate, hygiene, aesthetics, recreational opportunities, environmental protection and biodiversity. Urban green areas also help to create…

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…