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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 >>

EDS welcomes acceptance of its Mackenzie Country initiative

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:31 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the acceptance by key agencies of its proposal for a comprehensive and independent review of the management of the Mackenzie Country. More >>

EDS congratulates Commissioner on Birds report

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3:15 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has congratulated Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, on her latest report on the state of New Zealand’s birds, Taonga of an Island Nation . More >>

Federated Farmers attacks Mackenzie Country again

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Federated Farmers has filed a High Court appeal against a recent Environment Court decision that put in place protection for the Mackenzie Country’s outstanding landscape and natural values. Plan Change 13 was first notified in 2007 and has been the subject ... More >>

EDS and Fish & Game offer to go to court on dam project

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game have jointly offered to co-operate with Hawke's Bay Regional Council in getting an Environment Court ruling on ambiguities in the consent conditions for the Ruataniwha Dam. More >>

EDS calls for urgent action to avoid species extinction

Friday, 28 April 2017, 4:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has released its submission on the Government’s freshwater reform proposals and has called for more urgent action. More >>

Clean Water draft submission consultation document released

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:24 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its draft submission on the clean water consultation document for public comment & feedback before finalising it. More >>

 

 

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