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Photo slideshow of New Zealand

Photo highlights from New Zealand . More pictures from New Zealand are available at New Zealand images. Unless otherwise specified, images were taken by Rhett A. Butler and are copyright 1994-2012.

This slideshow presently lacks captions. In the meantime, captions for all the photos are available at New Zealand images.

If you are interested in buying prints or high resolution downloads of any of these images, you can do so via the New Zealand photo gallery. Prints and high resolution images are "clean" — they don't carry the "PROOF" label.

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Mongabay Environmental News

Environmental Headlines

Mongabay, founded in 1999, seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, aims to be your best source of tropical rainforest conservation and environmental science news.

Malaysian police requested INTERPOL to place Clare Rewcastle-Brown on its international "Red Notice" after she reported on corruption allegedly involving Malaysia's prime minister. But INTERPOL has refused to do so.
Photo by Neahga Leonard and courtesy of the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Network.

Less than 70 of these small primates remain, eluding poachers and challenging researchers to ascend into the craggy heights where the ...

PhD student Lydia Tiller studies the complex human-elephant conflict problem resulting from agricultural expansion and forest loss in this region of ...
Lowland rainforest in Riau, Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Tropical forests face a dire future unless humans adopt a radically different approach to protecting and managing them.
Pteronura brasiliensis. Photo by David.Monniaux licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Dams planned for the Amazon and its tributaries could do irreversible harm to fish migrations and to wildlife — but energy ...

Conservationists and industry stakeholders suggest long and short-term solutions to increase India's uptake of sustainable palm oil.

Residents of Deaga on the island of Sulawesi hope sea creatures will flourish in the new conservation zone.
Amazon River aerial photo on the Peru-Colombia frontier, clearly showing the stream’s heavy load of “brown-river” sediment. Photo courtesy of NASA

Scientists say the dams will block long-established annual sediment and nutrient flows, the loss of which could devastate Amazonian aquatic, rainforest ...

The camera mounts that create a composite gigapixel image that allow remote study of a system from various scales

Domus Longus will be installed in the waters off Sulawesi to commemorate Coral Day there.

A vacation visit to the island of Nosy Hara off the coast of Madagascar resulted in the accidental discovery of a ...

Land concessions for large-scale agricultural plantations are stripping off Cambodia’s forest cover, according to a new report.

A Chinese company is planning a 24-year drilling project in a major national park in Argentina, attracting condemnation from conservation groups ...

The Ethical Ape is a regular column published by author and researcher Shawn Thompson. The views expressed in the column are ...

Will India use its influence as the world's top importer of palm oil to push sustainability?

The government is also pushing to revise a 25-year-old conservation law.

One degree of warming would drastically reduce the habitat of nearly all of the region's endemic vertebrates, according to a recent ...
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Woman who spotted Asian giant softshell turtle in a Malaysian Borneo market bought it; turned it over to wildlife experts, who ...

This odd, armored animal is the planet’s most trafficked mammal, with its meat considered a delicacy and its scales a cure-all ...

Primate researcher says that gleaning local knowledge, and working hand-in-hand with local communities is key to conservation.
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Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler, copyright 2008. While these photos are the property of, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me. is a free resource.