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EDS calls for a wider review of the QMS

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:30 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The University of Auckland today released the results of its study into harvest levels of New Zealand fisheries. The reconstruction of catch figures between 1950 and 2010 concludes that 2.7 times more fish has been caught than reported by official statistics. More >>

Axe hanging over Our Changing World

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:44 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is extremely concerned that Radio New Zealand’s iconic and award winning program Our Changing World is facing the cost-cutting axe. More >>

EDS welcomes Battle for our Birds 2 funding boost

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:18 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Prime Minister and Minister of Conservation have today announced a $20.7 million funding injection for the Department of Conservation. More >>

EDS questions motivation of fisheries companies

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:04 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has responded to the media release and High Court proceedings filed today by the Fishing Industry Association and a number of fishing companies challenging the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. More >>

EDS calls for greater urgency in addressing fresh water

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:06 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its submission on the Government’s consultation document “ Next steps for fresh water” . More >>

EDS supports new protection act but omission needs fixing

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS lodged its submissions on the new Marine Protected Areas Act with the Ministry for the Environment today. A full copy of the submission is available here . More >>

EDS calls for submissions on its submission on resource bill

Monday, 7 March 2016, 2:10 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released a draft of its proposed submissions on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill and is calling for comment from experts. More >>

EDS launches “Pathways to Prosperity”

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 11:06 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS staff, members and supporters gathered last evening at Bell Gully, Auckland for the launch, by Director-General of Conservation, Lou Sanson, of its latest publication Pathways to Prosperity. More >>

Important step forward for future of Mackenzie Country

Monday, 22 February 2016, 10:38 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is delighted to see progress in implementing the Mackenzie Agreement through the launch of the Mackenzie Country Trust, following a long and sometimes fraught collaborative process between 2010 and 2013. More >>

EDS says PM should invest in nature, not just roads and rail

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:45 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that Government intends spending more on built infrastructure. More >>

Marine Protected Areas proposals need more work

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 3:53 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Today, Ministers Dr Nick Smith, Nathan Guy and Maggie Barry released a consultation document on a new Marine Protected Areas Act. More >>

EDS welcomes the release of Land and Water Forum report

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:41 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the release of the Land and Water Forum’s fourth report outlining 60 new recommendations on how New Zealand can improve the management of fresh water. More >>

EDS cautiously welcomes Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 1:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, introduced in Parliament earlier today has been cautiously welcomed by the Environmental Defence Society. More >>

EDS pays tribute to the life of Dr Bill Ballantine

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 3:21 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS expresses regret at the passing of Dr Bill Ballantine at 78 years of age. More >>

EDS delighted at new Kermadec sanctuary

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 12:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is delighted with the announcement of the new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary today. The sanctuary covers an area of 620,000 square kilometres around the five Kermadec Islands. All fishing and mining activities will be excluded from the sanctuary. More >>

EDS welcomes new Environmental Reporting Act 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015, 9:43 am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS welcomes the passing in Parliament on Thursday of the Environmental Reporting Act 2015. National environmental reporting will now be mandatory in New Zealand, catching us up to the rest of the OECD. More >>

Addressing terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:34 am | Environmental Defence Society

The EDS Wild Things Conference is off to a flying start. The day has been challenging and invigorating, with an incredible line-up of international and domestic speakers. More >>

Vital conference on New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:16 pm | EDS

New Zealand’s natural heritage is in an alarming decline. After 1000 years of human occupation, we are still not living well with our unique biodiversity. This is the case across the land, the sea and freshwater environments. More >>

EDS will not appeal the Tukituki decisions

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:19 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has announced that it won’t be appealing the decisions on the Tukituki Plan Change and Ruataniwha Dam consents. More >>

Major Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:01 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (New Zealand) has announced that in conjunction with the Climate Change and Business Centre (Australia) it is hosting a major international summit on climate change for business. More >>



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