An ecology initiative featuring nature’s wonders photographed, in southern New Zealand
Southern Light’s endeavour:
To deepen our understanding of what a livable planet must look like. A democracy, environment and communities that work for everyone.
New Zealand’s South Island has huge restoration potential. Lets enrich our ecological integrity and native biodiversity! As a model to the world!
Art, science and conservation are powerful means of getting there. Be they land or ocean focused.
ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY and HABITAT RESTORATION
Positivity and Vision!
Nature, in the common sense, refers to essences unchanged by man; space, the air, the river, the leaf. Art is applied to the mixture of his will with the same things, as in a house, a canal, a statue, a picture. But his operations taken together are so insignificant, a little chipping, baking, patching, and washing, that in an impression so grand as that of the world on the human mind, they do not vary the result.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836)
The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.