Our ‘ecological moonshot’ needs an innovation kick

Our ‘ecological moonshot’ needs an innovation kick
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Peter Griffin
A highlight of my summer holiday was a three-day hike along the Paparoa Track on the West Coast, the newest of the Department of Conservation’s great walks.It was a 55-kilometre tramp that took in beautiful limestone karst landscapes, lush rainforest and some of the best-appointed huts in the Department of Conservation's (DOC) network. I was hoping to encounter more birdlife along the way. But the frequent periods of silence as I stood alone on the track, listening for birdsong, was a reminder that conservationists are still up a...

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