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Correction: Conservation funding to be clarified

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Earlier today Forest & Bird released an analysis of Vote Conservation that showed what appeared to be a significant decrease in Department of Conservation funding in this year's budget. More >>

Budget ‘16 a tragedy for the environment

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:07 pm | Forest And Bird

DOC’s conservation budget has been slashed by a quarter with a $57.5 million reduction in baseline funding for essential activities protecting native species.* More >>

Videos show dire consequences of DOC underfunding

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released two dramatic videos showing how Northland's forests, which are undergoing a masting event this year, are collapsing due to chronic underfunding of DOC and lack of pest control. More >>

Forest & Bird deliver fossil fuel ultimatum to ANZ

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:36 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand's largest independent conservation organisation has put New Zealand's largest bank on notice to divest from fossil fuels or risk losing their business. More >>

Water accord report highlights non-compliance

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

While it is good to see progress being made by dairy farmers on many environmental issues, the Water Accord report released today also highlights that this good work is being let down by persistently high non-compliance by large numbers of farmers ... More >>

Kermadec Sanctuary is a NZ achievement

Monday, 11 April 2016, 2:07 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that the Kermadec Rangitahua Sanctuary is a New Zealand achievement, and one that every New Zealander should be proud of. More >>

solarcity and Forest & Bird join forces

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 12:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Auckland, 6 April 2016 - solarcity and Forest & Bird have announced an innovative partnership aimed at encouraging Kiwis to take meaningful action against the threats of climate change in New Zealand. More >>

Once in a lifetime chance to work with kākāpō

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:53 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservation enthusiasts are being offered the chance to visit Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) to care for kākāpō this May. More >>

Forest & Bird works with fishers to save seabirds

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:31 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is helping New Zealand anglers protect seabirds over Easter weekend, with a new guide on how to keep birds off their hook, and how to safely release snared birds. More >>

Wairarapa dam a doubtful environmental investment

Friday, 11 March 2016, 3:00 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird's Wairarapa Branch has expressed concern over plans to subsidise a large water storage scheme with $804,000 of public money. More >>

Bathurst should give up their resource consents

Friday, 11 March 2016, 9:17 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Bathurst Resources Limited to surrender their access rights and resource consents for coal mining on the high value conservation land of the Denniston Plateau, after the announcement today that the mine will close in ... More >>

Kermadec Sanctuary a win for the environment

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:27 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government’s introduction of Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary legislation to Parliament today is a long awaited victory for the marine environment, says Forest & Bird Marine Advocate Anton van Helden More >>

Forest & Bird and tangatawhenua unite for marine protection

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 10:16 am | Forest And Bird

On the eve of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s decision whether to allow the RENA wreck to remain on the Astrolabe Reef, Forest & Bird and tangatawhenua are asking the government to maintain the area’s exclusion zone for fishing. More >>

Forest & Bird to Consider Court Decision Over Ruataniwha

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:21 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is carefully considering a decision from the High Court released earlier today on the Ruataniwha Dam land swap as it has widespread legal implications for every other specially protected area of land in New Zealand. Forest & Bird ... More >>

Forest & Bird condemn pitiful scale of Marine Sanctuaries

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 4:00 pm | Forest And Bird

With public consultation meetings on the Government’s new Marine Protected Areas Act underway, Forest & Bird is drawing attention to a Department of Conservation map that reveals the minute scale of existing marine protected areas in New Zealand ... More >>

Vast oceans of NZ must be included in discussion document

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:25 am | Forest And Bird

Seabirds and other marine animals forage and migrate over waters well beyond the 12 nautical mile limit - the vast oceans of NZ need to be included in the Marine Protected Areas discussion document More >>

Fowl play in a good way at Forest & Bird reserve

Friday, 22 January 2016, 11:41 am | Forest And Bird

Eighty pāteke – New Zealand’s rarest mainland waterfowl – have been relocated to their new home near Bethels Beach today after a successful year of conservation by Forest & Bird Waitakere. More >>

Forest & Bird urges submissions on discussion document

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 2:58 pm | Forest And Bird

The clock is ticking down for those wanting to provide for protection in all of our oceans under the new Marine Protected Areas Act discussion document. More >>

Fishing parks a distraction from Marine Protected Areas

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 5:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Recreational fishing parks should not be included in the primary legislation for protecting New Zealand’s marine environment, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Proposed Marine Protected Areas legislation will fail Oceans

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 4:24 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government is failing to protect our oceans by not including our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in its Marine Protected Areas Act discussion document released today. Forest & Bird Marine advocate Anton van Helden says we have been waiting nearly ... More >>



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