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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 >>

Court declares that Council contravened its duty

Friday, 18 December 2015, 1:01 pm | Forest And Bird

The Environment Court has declared that the New Plymouth District Council contravened its duty to protect significant natural areas (SNA’s) by failing to add known SNA's to its District Plan. More >>

Hard work not over yet for international seabird protection

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:00 am | Forest And Bird

The recent Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Bali Indonesia proved to be a mixed result for Forest & Bird’s seabird advocate and BirdLife International representative, Karen Baird. Accidental capture of birds by longline ... More >>

Don’t waste good money on feasibility study for costly road

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 2:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Money spent on a feasibility study into building a road through mountainous country across the middle of a national park would be far better spent on a marketing and tourist initiative to promote the Buller region, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Big Angry Fish team help anglers avoid catching seabirds

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 1:26 pm | Forest And Bird

“Every seabird counts” is one of the messages in a video released today which gives anglers tips on how to avoid accidentally snaring a seabird. More >>

Big climate goal challenge for Paula Bennett

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Paula Bennett, the incoming climate change minister, has a big challenge to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement by increasing New Zealand’s efforts to prevent climate disruption, according to Forest & Bird. More >>

Help spot world’s rarest dolphin this summer– Māui's dolphin

Monday, 14 December 2015, 2:52 pm | Forest And Bird

Māui's dolphin are found off the west coast of North Island in New Zealand are the rarest in the world. They’re found between the Whanganui River mouth in the South and Dargaville in the North putting them in perfect range of the surfing highway. More >>

Leadership on climate needed to protect our wildlife

Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:29 am | Forest And Bird

Around 500 Forest & Bird supporters marched from Albert Park to Myers Park to demand a target of 40 per cent emissions reduction from 1990 levels within the next 15 years, and carbon neutrality by 2040. More >>

Conditional support by Forest & Bird for LAWF report

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:50 am | Forest And Bird

Forest and Bird says it cannot support those recommendations of the Land and Water Forum’s 4th report that aim to ‘maximise economic benefits from the use of freshwater’ until there are completed national standards for water quality that protect freshwater ... More >>

Forest & Bird identifies cause for concern in RMA reforms

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:08 pm | Forest And Bird

The long-awaited RMA reforms were introduced to Parliament today, after a long period of negotiations by the National-led government was required to secure sufficient support for the changes. While it is pleasing to see that no changes are proposed ... More >>

Disastrous emissions target from New Zealand not good enough

Monday, 23 November 2015, 8:51 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places need a target of at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030 and a bold plan for achieving those reductions, says Geoff Keey, Forest & Bird’s Climate Change Advocate. More >>

Preventing seabirds being killed by commercial fishing

Friday, 20 November 2015, 9:29 am | Forest And Bird

Black petrel/taiko were welcomed back to New Zealand this morning after their long journey from South America. At Great Barrier Island/Aotea to welcome them home were local iwi and Great Barrier Island community and members of the Black Petrel Working ... More >>

Rat plague crisis about to hit, warns Forest & Bird

Monday, 16 November 2015, 5:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Predictions of a pest plague next winter and spring are ripe given the significant level of beech flowering occurring now, says Forest & Bird advocate Kevin Hackwell. More >>

Forest & Bird has not given support

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 8:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has not given support to the Government’s “token” response to protecting the Mackenzie Basin More >>

Forest Collapse Crisis Revealed in Drone Footage

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Drone footage released today by Forest & Bird shows widespread native forest collapse across Northland due to rampant possum numbers. More >>

Forest & Bird supports Sanford's offer

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 4:41 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird said yesterday's announcement is a positive one that shows real leadership by the commercial sector and we commend Sanfords for making this announcement. We know first hand from discussions it's not an easy decision, but we believe alongside ... More >>



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