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Dr Jane Goodall backs action plan for NZ environment

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:07 pm | Forest And Bird

World-renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall and a coalition of Aotearoa's leading environmental organisations have released an ambitious plan for reversing New Zealand’s environmental crisis. More >>

The Zero Carbon Bill passes its first reading 119 votes to 1

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5:00 pm | Forest And Bird

The Zero Carbon Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament today, and Forest & Bird is welcoming the progress on this landmark legislation to make Aotearoa carbon neutral. "We're very pleased to see the Zero Carbon Bill pass its first ... More >>

Public overwhelmingly support changes to whitebait fishing

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:11 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is heartened that 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation survey support changes to whitebaiting regulations. More >>

Marine protection a step towards thriving seas

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:47 pm | Forest And Bird

New proposed marine protection in the south east of New Zealand will be a significant win for the environment, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more methane reductions More >>

Action must follow damning environment report

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report. “We have more than enough information about how bad things are,” says CEO Kevin Hague. “New ... More >>

Rubbish spills threaten our rivers and beaches nationwide

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:07 pm | Forest And Bird

There are at least a hundred historic rubbish dumps around the country exposed to flooding and climate change effects, just like the site in South Westland which has strewn rubbish across beaches after flooding, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Urgent Gov help needed for West Coast rubbish disaster

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has asked central Government agencies to urgently step in and provide leadership and resourcing for dealing with Westland’s huge rubbish spill crisis. More >>

$20m emergency pest control funding needed

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 2:31 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that this year’s ‘megamast’ in New Zealand’s forests is likely to be the most widespread in 45 years. The conservation organisation says the Department of Conservation needs at least an extra $20m to prevent endangered ... More >>

National Park addition a hard-fought win for environment

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:05 am | Forest And Bird

The Government’s announcement that the Mōkihinui River catchment will be added to Kahurangi National Park is the culmination of a long, hard campaign, led by Forest & Bird. More >>

New tahr control operations abandon National Parks

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2:26 pm | Forest And Bird

A plan for renewed tahr control operations breaches the National Parks Act, and does more for wealthy overseas heli-hunters than it does for protecting the environment, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Mining company should exit Coromandel conservation land now

Friday, 1 March 2019, 5:38 pm | Forest And Bird

OceanaGold should pull out of its exploratory drilling programme on public conservation land, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Ngaruroro river deserves Water Conservation Order

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:33 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it's important the Ngaruroro river is recognised and protected for its outstanding values. More >>

Trawling in Hector's habitat must end

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 12:59 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is demanding an end to trawling in Hector’s dolphin habitat, following the deaths of three more of the endangered dolphins on Monday, as announced by Fisheries Inshore NZ. More >>

Forest & Bird supports School Strike 4 Climate

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:09 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation is throwing its weight behind the young people striking from school on 15 March to demand action on climate change. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes end to tenure review

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:10 pm | Forest And Bird

An end to tenure review is a vital reprieve for some of New Zealand’s most endangered species, says Forest & Bird. “We’ve argued for many years that not only is tenure review a spectacularly bad deal for New Zealanders, it’s been terrible for ... More >>

Four endangered sea lions dead in nets in one week

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 12:53 pm | Forest And Bird

Four endangered NZ sea lions have been killed in commercial fishing nets in one week, making this the third day in a row endangered animals have been confirmed dead at the hands of the commercial fishing industry. More >>

Five endangered albatross die on one long line

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is appalled to learn that five critically threatened Antipodean albatross have died in a single long lining incident, only 24 hours after revelations that four endangered Hectors dolphins were killed in a trawl net. More >>

More dolphin deaths, still no cameras on boats

Monday, 11 February 2019, 2:18 pm | Forest And Bird

The death of four Hector’s dolphins in fishing nets in December shows why fishing boats need cameras, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Fishing letter reveals industry opposition to transparency

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10:36 am | Forest And Bird

A letter from fishing industry heavyweights to Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash reveals the extent of pressure to prevent cameras on boats, at the same time the industry was running an advertising campaign promising greater transparency. More >>

 

 

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