Freshwater eels in New Zealand

You can download this awesome informative pamphlet about New Zealand's three species of freshwater eels and how to tell them apart. It is a great resource for schools, conservation clubs, community groups, and the general public. Download here: Freshwater eels in New Zealand

Chemical Drains

Chemical contamination in New Zealand's fresh water is failing to be recognised under New Zealand's National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (the legislation that is supposed to manage and protect NZ's fresh water). Jodie Bruning has written a thorough account of chemical pollution in water, the lack of monitoring to detect the extent of the... Continue Reading →

Our deadly nitrogen addiction

"Humanity is facing an unprecedented dilemma - how to feed a burgeoning population while resources decline and the ability of the Earth's ecosystems and atmosphere to absorb pollution diminishes." The human population has reached a level far in excess of the ability of the planet to sustain it long-term through using synthetic nitrogen. The 'green... Continue Reading →


The degradation of New Zealand's freshwaters Mike Joy explains how in the last few decades environmental protection has been deregulated, allowing a few to profit while polluting on a massive scale, and how that has led to the destruction we see today. This reality is denied and covered-up so that relatively few are aware of... Continue Reading →

Polluted Inheritance

A new book written by Dr Mike Joy on New Zealand's freshwater crisis has recently been published by BWB Texts. The book highlights the main threats to New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems, how the freshwater crisis came about and how this reality is routinely denied and concealed from the public. Polluted Inheritance is available in paperback... Continue Reading →

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