EXTINCTION OF THE NATURAL EXPERIENCE

Condor, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Young people losing touch with outdoors ‘The average Australian child spends less time being active outdoors than a maximum security prisoner.’ That has to be the most ‘arresting’ opening sentence of all time. The shock finding is at the core of new research by Queensland-based ecologists Danielle Shanahan and Richard Fuller. ‘The Extinction of Experience’

THE BIRD HUNTER IN NORTH KOREA

Keith Woodley is one of very few foreigners to have been beyond the barriers to North Korea to see what’s happening with their wading birds. For that alone, the New Zealander is a deserving new member of the Natural Images Conservation Champions Club. We interviewed the tall, be-whiskered manager of the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre