Rediscovering the takahē
By Geoffrey Orbell in From Our Archive
23rd May 2014
A Lazarus species is one that is presumed to be extinct and then reappears. One example is the takahē; thought to have died out by 1898, it was rediscovered in 1948 by Dr. Geoffrey Orbell. Featured here is a personal account of his astonishing find. This article was originally published in the December 10, 1948 edition of the Listener.
Lake of shame
By Karl du Fresne in Ecologic
2nd Mar 2014
A supposed symbol of co-operation between the races is instead provoking acts of violence, polarising politicians and horrifying environmentalists.
Gardening with giants
By Xanthe White in Gardens
16th May 2013
Amid urgent calls for more Government funding to stop the deaths of our iconic trees, there are steps you can take to help halt the spread of “the HIV of kauri”.