Wetlands : making cities live able

   Wetlands : I have not seen much about this topic despite it being world wetlands day …. on Friday. I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand with wetlands within walking distance – and I found feel solace walking there to ‘rid’ myself if teenage angst! Reality – these crucial habitats,  filtering our water andContinue reading “Wetlands : making cities live able”

Christchurch quake anniversary : recalling the ugly, considering the future

 Taken from the Port Hills overlookingChristchurch when the quake hit. As New Zealanders remember the earthquake of 22nd February a year ago, a range of media have covered many aspects of the event. Here I attempt to summarise some of my own thoughts and facts…  *** Quake factsheet at my re-launched Learn From Nature blog | follow me at twitterContinue reading “Christchurch quake anniversary : recalling the ugly, considering the future”

Fiordland sustainable improvements or world heritage at risk ? Forest and Bird thinks the latter

Both world heritage sites and national parks are, by their very nature, representations of special landscapes with unique flora and fauna. The balancing act – between managing protection and managing people who visit – is complex and needs to be sustainable. In the case of Fiordland, Forest and Bird are concerned. What are your views?Continue reading “Fiordland sustainable improvements or world heritage at risk ? Forest and Bird thinks the latter”