DAVE HANSFORD has written about science and the environment for more than fifteen years. He has covered 1080 stories for a range of media, and researched case studies for both the Department of Conservation and OSPRI. His work appears regularly in New Zealand Geographic, where he also pens a column, Life, and has his own blog - Envirologue - on Russell Brown's Public Address site. He has reported for National Geographic News, The Listener, North & South, Good, Wilderness, Forest & Bird and many other magazines and newspapers, and fronted a regular environment slot on TVNZ's Good Morning show. He has won a number of Qantas and Canon Media Awards. When he's not writing, Hansford is a keen tramper, mountain biker, kayaker and trail runner.