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Huge oil and gas “garage sale” comes at real cost to nature

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:48 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the sell-off of deep-sea drilling rights in some of New Zealand’s deepest waters and onshore oil and gas drilling and fracking rights in some of New Zealand’s most valuable areas of native forest could come ... More >>

Environment Court finds Hawea vegetation clearance illegal

Friday, 28 March 2014, 4:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Environment Court finding that land recently cleared of native vegetation at Hawea in Central Otago breached the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s district plan. More >>

Overall marine protection still amounts to little

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 12:32 pm | Forest And Bird

Prospect of new marine reserve welcomed, but overall protection still amounts to little Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is welcoming the news that the government is acting to speed up the implementation of a package of marine ... More >>

Squid fishing halt needed to protect sea lions

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:52 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the government must immediately close the squid fishery around the Auckland Islands, following the release of data that shows sea lion pup numbers there are falling dramatically. “The facts ... More >>

Forest & Bird alarmed at second sea lion death

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 9:14 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is calling for the squid fishing industry to use more sustainable methods after the death of a second endangered New Zealand sea lion in a fishing net in the first five weeks of the squid fishing ... More >>

Forest & Bird says large-scale marine protection needed

Monday, 3 March 2014, 12:54 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the announcement of new marine reserves around three Sub-Antarctic Islands is positive news but the real figures about New Zealand’s marine protection are an international embarrassment. Conservation Minister Nick Smith says the new ... More >>

Forest & Bird calls for permanent stop to Denniston mine

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 2:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Bathurst Resources not to start the destructive preparatory work on its planned open cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, following the news the company is delaying the project indefinitely. More >>

Forest & Bird condemns death of endangered sea lion

Monday, 10 February 2014, 12:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservation organisation Forest & Bird is disappointed to learn about the death of an endangered New Zealand sea lion in a squid fishing net in January. The news was released late on Friday, February 7. More >>

Government must fund DOC’s 1080 boost to save native species

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 9:38 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird, New Zealand’s largest conservation charity, says an increase in 1080 predator control operations announced by the Department of Conservation is a fitting response to the grave threat posed by this year’s massive crop of seeds ... More >>

‘Extinct’ bird may be alive

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 11:23 am | Forest And Bird

‘Extinct’ bird may be alive Forest & Bird is welcoming the news that the South Island kokako – declared extinct in 2007 - could still be alive. An apparent sighting of a South Island kokako has recently been accepted by the Ornithological ... More >>

Forest & Bird signs Denniston reserve agreement

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 9:13 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has decided not to appeal an Environment Court decision allowing an open-cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, and has reached an agreement that will ensure at least some of the plateau is protected for the sake of the native plants ... More >>

Cleaner rivers a step closer

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 3:44 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a set of draft national standards on freshwater quality, released today, are a good first step towards bringing New Zealand’s rivers and lakes back to how New Zealanders expect them to be. More >>

Mohua crowned Bird of the Year

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 6:15 pm | Forest And Bird

The mohua (yellowhead) has been crowned Bird of the Year Forest & Bird’s ninth annual poll. More >>

Forest & Bird concerned at DOC’s Denniston statement

Friday, 25 October 2013, 3:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Department of Conservation’s defence today of its failure to protect the Denniston Plateau is a concern for all New Zealanders. More >>

Denniston decision undermines NZ

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 7:56 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it is extremely disappointed by the Environment Court’s decision today to grant Bathurst Resources permission to dig an open cast coal mine on conservation land on the Denniston Plateau. More >>

Ruru into the lead in Bird of the Year poll

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 12:53 pm | Forest And Bird

A Dunedin primary school has pushed the ruru (morepork) into the lead in the final days of voting in Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year poll. More >>

Forest & Bird to present DOC’s famous lost submission

Monday, 14 October 2013, 9:08 am | Forest And Bird

A 32 page Department of Conservation submission on the environmental impacts of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s planned irrigation dam, which was substituted for a two paragraph submission in unusual circumstances, will be made public after ... More >>

High-time for a Kermadecs ocean sanctuary - Forest & Bird

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 12:39 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the creation of an ocean sanctuary around our only subtropical region is long overdue – and that the lack of action so far points to a failure of care on the part of the current government. More >>

Bird of the Year Poll Opens Tomorrow

Sunday, 29 September 2013, 11:55 am | Forest And Bird

Hayley Holt, singer Barnaby Weir, United Future leader Peter Dunne, and TV personality Wallace Chapman will be just a few of the New Zealanders going into battle for their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year poll More >>

Govt urged to abandon RMA plans

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 11:28 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says Environment Minister Amy Adams must abandon her plans to gut the core of the Resource Management Act, now that the Maori and United Future parties have pledged not to support her changes through the house. More >>

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