About us

humans working for nature

Our passion for what we do is reflected in our work

Amber Bill

Research, writing and community engagement

Amber Bill has over 24 years experience in conservation work, including open space and parks management, biodiversity and environmental policy development, and community engagement. Amber has a post graduate diploma in ecology, a BSc in ecology, and a BA in psychology. 2017, Amber worked at Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao as Manager Land & Air Policy, Resource Management Directorate. Amber will now carry on her passion for New Zealand’s environment on a national level joining the Department of Conservation where she is now Director of Threats - Kaihautū, Āo Mōrearea.

Tony Stoddard

Graphic design and illustration

With over 26 years experience in digital design and photography, Tony is a published illustrator and worked as a corporate senior designer for many years. human+nature predator traps are funded by sales from Tony's prints, available for purchase from our online store. Tony also runs Kererū Discovery a non-profit conservation project set up to help with the protection and education for one of New Zealand's most important endemic birds.

How we came to be

human+nature came about when Tony and Amber moved into a cottage in the bush and fell in love with the local wildlife. human+nature is the name of our small community conservation group. Our name recognises the importance of reconnecting with nature, particularly in a rapidly urbanising world.

Our commitment
delivering you the best results

Engaging interpretation and storytelling


Unique imagery and designs


Accurate research


From conception to implementation


Working with community groups & local agencies


Interpretation and storytelling

We specialise in connecting places and people through fully integrated visual and written site interpretation. Our goal is to spark the imagination, arouse curiosity and create enduring interest.

Graphic design and illustration

Digital media experts, boasting award winning design and published illustrations. We will nurture your idea from concept to completion with 2D and 3D concepts and graphic design.

Research and writing

We are 100% committed to providing quality ecological and environmental research and writing; including content development, brochures, policy, editorials and reports.

Community conservation

We are passionate about community-based conservation providing programme design, volunteer coordination, early engagement and facilitation of collaboration and co-management.


human+nature spends a lot of time getting up-close-and-personal with wildlife resulting in wonderfully intimate photos which catch the character and movement of the moment.

Project management

We deliver the whole package, from go to whoa. We have a great network of printers, builders and installers for everything from site interpretation to publications.

We are designers – We are innovators – We are human  –

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