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Large flocks of kererū show up in annual survey

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 2:50 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says a kererū (wood pigeon) survey that has received reports of flocks of as many as 170 birds, could indicate the kererū population is recovering – thanks to good predator control. More >>

National kererū survey needs Kiwis’ help

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:56 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealanders are asked to keep their eyes open for kererū from today until October 5 and log their findings on the Great Kererū Count website at www.kererucount.org.nz More >>

Proposed freshwater protections like election satire

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:14 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says new rules proposed by the National Party on keeping stock out of waterways would double-up on an industry-wide accord that would come into effect a month before, requiring farmers to do exactly the same. More >>

Forest & Bird releases top priorities for new government

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 11:51 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is calling for all political parties to adopt policies to bring about an economic transformation - for the sake of New Zealand and New Zealanders. The call comes as part of Forest & Bird’s ... More >>

Labour’s environment policy welcomed

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:21 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says that overall the Labour Party’s newly released environment policy would go a long way towards protecting New Zealand’s natural heritage. More >>

Underground coal fire on Denniston Plateau

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Underground coal fire on Denniston Plateau Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until ... More >>

All parties need to help save Maui’s dolphins

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:01 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging all political parties to adopt the recommendations of scientists - and the International Whaling Commission - in order to save to save the Maui’s dolphin from extinction. More >>

Forest & Bird supports Fish and Game’s freshwater advocacy

Monday, 28 July 2014, 5:17 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is concerned over allegations the Fish & Game Council has been threatened over its advocacy for freshwater quality. More >>

Forest & Bird to mark On the Block campaign at Parliament

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:42 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird will hold a photo opportunity at Parliament at noon today to highlight the, unprecedented rights sell-off to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand’s public conservation land. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Party’s new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management - amongst others. More >>

Forest & Bird launches On the Block campaign

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:07 am | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is putting up for sale signs to highlight the ongoing, unprecedented sell-off of the rights to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand’s public conservation land. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes Greens' proposal to detox waterways

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:00 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Green Party's announcement that it will campaign on implementing key recommendations of the Land and Water Forum to clean up New Zealand's lakes and rivers. More >>

Key aspects of water standards disappoint

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:29 pm | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is concerned the government’s new national freshwater quality standards may encourage some councils to propose that rivers and lakes be allowed to become toxic to wildlife. The final National ... More >>

Logging on conservation land makes no sense – Forest & Bird

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:23 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a planned law change to allow trees blown over on conservation land to be sold would not be economically viable, and would damage habitats on the publicly-owned conservation estate. More >>

PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it for tourism

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the government should immediately take its current block offers off the market, following a report from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE). More >>

Minister breaks own rules in easing Bathurst’s deal

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:53 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says Bathurst Resources should be held to the conditions of both its consent and access agreements that required it to pay millions of dollars in compensation for the damage its open cast coal mine will do to the Denniston Plateau. More >>

Ironsands decision augers badly for Chatham Rise mining

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:31 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Authority not to grant a permit for Trans Tasman Resources to mine for ironsand in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the North Island’s west coast sets a positive precedent. More >>

IWC puts Maui’s dolphin fate in government’s hands

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 12:56 pm | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says a new report from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) obliges the government to immediately create a sanctuary that protects the entire habitat of the critically endangered Maui’s ... More >>

Akaroa reserve just a drop in the ocean

Sunday, 8 June 2014, 11:52 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming today's opening of a marine reserve in Akaroa Harbour by the Conservation Minister Nick Smith, but says it will not change the fact the government is not doing nearly enough to protect New Zealand's marine environment. ... More >>

Call for fracking moratorium in wake of report

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 1:10 pm | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is calling for a moratorium following the release of a new report that makes it clear that oil and gas fracking in New Zealand could come at far too high a cost to our environment - including our waterways ... More >>

 

 

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