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EDS Welcomes Mackenzie Country Report but calls for action

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:07 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS says that the Mackenzie Basin Agency Alignment Report , released yesterday, is an important step forward in the fight to save the Mackenzie Country from large-scale dairy intensification. More >>

EDS happy with Minister’s approach on King Salmon farms

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:16 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has expressed support for the approach being taken by the Minister of Fisheries on the King Salmon report and recommendations that he released today. More >>

EDS releases first working paper from RMA reform project

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:27 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS releases first working paper from Resource Management Reform Project EDS has released its first working paper as part of its RM Reform Project. The project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system ... More >>

EDS welcomes Craggy Range decision

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 11:45 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the decision of Craggy Range Winery to restore Te Mata Peak in Hawkes Bay to its original condition. More >>

EDS Calls for Commission of Inquiry into Fisheries Managemen

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:50 am | EDS

Earlier this week Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash announced the creation of Fisheries New Zealand as a dedicated business unit within the Ministry of Primary Industries. More >>

EDS calls for an independent inquiry into fisheries

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 10:05 am | Environmental Defence Society

In response to the release of the Future Catch report by the New Zealand Initiative earlier this week, EDS has called for a wide-ranging public inquiry into New Zealand’s fisheries management system. More >>

Port Pegasus salmon canned

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 5:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has confirmed that the proposed salmon farm at Port Pegasus, a remote part of Stewart Island, is not going to proceed. At a meeting of the Southland Aquaculture Reference Group earlier this week, it was decided that ... More >>

EDS releases new report on Biobanking in New Zealand

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 4:08 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Media Release: EDS releases new report on Biobanking in New Zealand The Environmental Defence Society has released a new research report aimed at exploring how habitat banking could contribute to the management of New Zealand’s biodiversity. Banking ... More >>

EDS welcomes strong line up for the environment

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 2:21 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is delighted with the portfolio allocation in the new Government. More >>

EDS welcomes new government and environmental reforms

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:27 pm | Environmental Defence Society

“The policy commitments from Labour, NZ First and the Greens promise a remarkably progressive trajectory for the environment and conservation over the next 3 years,” says EDS CEO Gary Taylor. More >>

Gov Report Confirms Need for More Action on Climate Change

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 11:24 am | Environmental Defence Society

The latest in the series of environmental assessment reports from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand confirms the need for more urgent action to curb our burgeoning greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Australia/NZ Climate Change & Business Conference, Auckland

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

Delegates at a climate a climate and business conference in Auckland are calling for a statutory climate commission to set and monitor New Zealand’s carbon budgets. More >>

EDS Climate Change & Business Summit: 10-11 October

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 2:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The world is changing fast. Technological advancements, political upheavals, and ecological deterioration are causing massive disruption to business as usual. An economic revolution is underway. And underpinning it all is climate change. More >>

Tourism sector urged to get active in environmental advocacy

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has urged the tourism sector to get more active in advocating for New Zealand’s natural heritage at the Tourism Export Council’s conference in Te Anau today. More >>

EDS Welcomes New Commitments to Freshwater Reform

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:34 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS Welcomes New Commitments to Freshwater Reform From National And Labour And Criticises Federated Farmers for Misleading Comments More >>

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points Nature would have legal status under a government with the Greens “at its heart,” day two of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference heard. More >>

Day One from EDS Conference Tipping Points

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:31 am | Environmental Defence Society

It was freshwater policies at 10 paces on the first day of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference yesterday, with both National and Labour releasing their policies. More >>

EDS strongly supports call for Climate Commission

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 3:15 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS strongly supports call for Climate Commission The Environmental Defence Society has strongly endorsed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for the establishment of a Climate Commission. More >>

EDS critical of tenure review process in Mackenzie Country

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Environmental Defence Society

In an extensive submission to Land Information New Zealand on the tenure review proposal for Simons Pass Station in the Mackenzie Country, the Environmental Defence Society has identified fundamental errors of law in how decisions are being made on tenure ... More >>

New study prepares for RMA shake-up

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

A major review of New Zealand’s environmental management system has been launched in anticipation of fundamental reform of the Resource Management Act. More >>

 

 

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