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Fight for conservation land to continue in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:52 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that many New Zealanders will be baffled by the Minister of Conservation seeking to overturn an appeal court decision that she acted illegally in trying to remove specially protected land from the Ruahine Forest Park to allow a dam. More >>

Widespread dumping revealed in fourth MPI operation

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:27 am | Forest And Bird

About half of 42 monitored inshore fishing boats were allegedly illegally dumping fish in a fourth operation by the Ministry for Primary Industries, referred to in the Heron Inquiry but not otherwise publicly disclosed. More >>

Ministry fails to control long-running illegal fishing

Friday, 16 September 2016, 2:29 pm | Forest And Bird

The review of the Ministry of Primary Industries’ decision not to prosecute fish dumping and other offences over more than a decade shows the ministry urgently needs to change its culture, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Sustainable limits must be adhered to

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:46 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird understands that the independent review into MPI's decision not to prosecute commercial fishers despite internal reports detailing illegal fish dumping, is due Friday 16 September. More >>

Forest & Bird back plan for increased marine protection

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 10:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it is important that the New Zealand Government does not back down on a motion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress for New Zealand and other countries to set aside 30% of its oceans for full marine protection by 2030. More >>

Forest & Bird Announces Kevin Hague as New Chief Executive

Monday, 5 September 2016, 5:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Hague as their new Chief Executive. Mr Hague announced today that he will take up his new role in October, and will be standing down as a Green Party MP. “As our new Chief Executive, ... More >>

Plug should be pulled on Ruataniwha dam

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 4:55 pm | Forest And Bird

The Court of Appeal land swap decision is a fatal blow to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s plans to build the environmentally damaging Ruataniwha dam, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Conservation land safe from commercial interests

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 12:28 pm | Forest And Bird

The Court of Appeal has agreed with Forest & Bird that DOC's decision to swap specially protected Ruahine Forest Park land by downgrading its status to allow the Ruataniwha Dam is unlawful. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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