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Action needed to save critically endangered NZ sea lions

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:22 pm | Forest And Bird

A proposed threat management plan aimed at saving our critically endangered New Zealand sea lions fails to tackle the harm to the main breeding population caused by commercial squid fishing, Forest & Bird said today. More >>

Taonga Levy a good step towards protecting wildlife

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:42 pm | Forest And Bird

A Taonga Levy for international visitors would be an excellent step towards making New Zealand predator free, according to Forest & Bird, New Zealand’s largest conservation organisation. More >>

Wildlife the winner if National Policy Statement succeeds

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is cautiously optimistic that the development of a National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity will help New Zealand’s struggling native wildlife, and streamline the process of protecting the environment. More >>

Some benefits for nature in Auckland Unitary Plan

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:36 am | Forest And Bird

The Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) has set some positive objectives for nature – but whether these can be achieved with the level of intensification being proposed is an important area for scrutiny, according to Forest & Bird, New Zealand’s leading ... More >>

Predator free NZ entirely possible by 2050

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 8:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says Predator Free NZ should become a cross-party objective for the country, like our Nuclear Free NZ policy. More >>

Sea bird carnage won't end with one prosecution

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:54 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it welcomes the prosecution of a commercial fisher who refused to use the required bird deterrents and caught 38 albatrosses, but says the long line fishing industry must be better regulated to prevent the deaths of many more ... More >>

Forest & Bird applies to join Kermadec Sanctuary court case

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:35 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird last night announced it has applied to join High Court proceedings over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary to defend the Sanctuary from a fishing industry challenge. More >>

Billions of litres illegally taken from Canterbury waterways

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has revealed that the total amount of water officially logged as having been taken illegally from Canterbury’s waterways in a single season totals at least 2.3 billion litres. More >>

Hōne McGregor to move on as CEO of Forest & Bird

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:39 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird President Andrew Cutler says he has accepted the resignation of the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer Hōne McGregor. Mr McGregor will stay at the helm of Forest & Bird until mid-August. More >>

Massive extent of water crime in Canterbury revealed

Monday, 20 June 2016, 9:43 am | Forest And Bird

Information sourced by Forest & Bird details the massive scale of water-crime in Canterbury, with hundreds of instances where irrigators were engaged in brazen and often repeat offending, and the lack of credible enforcement action from ECan, despite ... More >>

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill Select Committee Hearing

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 10:12 am | Forest And Bird

On the eve of the Local Government and Environment Select Committee hearing on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill, Kermadec campaign partners, Forest & Bird, WWF-New Zealand and The Pew Charitable Trusts, say a Sanctuary would demonstrate to the world ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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