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Kererū crowned Bird of the Year for 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:32 am | Forest And Bird

With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition. More >>

Government must get tough on climate change

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to get tough on climate change in the wake of a new report that says global warming can be kept to 1.5deg. “The alternative is catastrophic ecological and economic loss, in return for the short-term profit ... More >>

Workers hit by climate-related job losses need a fair deal

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:09 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for workers to be part of the conversation as New Zealand moves to a zero-carbon future with a new economy that supports communities and nature. More >>

Seven years on, marine environment still not protected

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird and the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust say it’s high time the Bay of Plenty Regional Council got on with protecting the marine environment around Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty, seven years after the Rena disaster. More >>

Death of female Māui’s dolphin a tragic blow

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 4:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is devastated to hear of the death of a suspected female Māui’s dolphin. More >>

No concessions agreed on tahr cull

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has written to the Department of Conservation and the Deerstalkers Association regarding inaccurate media reports that the hunting lobby has gained concessions on the upcoming tahr cull. More >>

NZers flock to the polls to vote for Bird of the Year

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:17 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins Monday, 1 October. Forest & Bird is asking New Zealanders to vote for their favourite native bird in an annual competition that aims to raise awareness of the threats facing some ... More >>

Hoki quota cuts may be too little too late

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:36 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming a fishing industry commitment to reduce the West Coast hoki quota by 22 percent, but is worried it may have come too late. More >>

Shocking new footage of ghost forest in severe collapse

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has today released shocking helicopter footage of rugged Russell State Forest days ahead of an aerial 1080 operation planned to turn around the fortune of this collapsing forest. Footage shows tōtara, northern rātā and pūriri dying ... More >>

New Zealand must take global lead in ocean plastic crisis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:05 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has told Parliament’s Environment Committee this morning that New Zealand must become a global leader in tackling the oceans plastic crisis. More >>

Skyrocketing tahr numbers destroying rare alpine plants

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:34 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says skyrocketing tahr numbers has clearly shown that hunting organisations are not able to adequately control the goat species' population. More >>

Farming is pushing native fish to the brink: new research

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:54 pm | Forest And Bird

New research out today confirms New Zealand’s native freshwater fish are in dire straits, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Cutting cow numbers a win-win for climate and fresh water

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:42 am | Forest And Bird

Cutting the number of farm animals in New Zealand – recommended in a Productivity Commission report out today – is a win-win for the climate and for fresh water, says Forest & Bird. More >>

New research shows cutting methane essential – Forest & Bird

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

New research shows methane - a greenhouse gas which New Zealand produces vast amounts of - is not the benign gas some are trying to paint it as, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Seabed mining decision quashed in High Court

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:14 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s only known population of blue whale has been granted a reprieve from the imminent threat of experimental seabed mining, and conservationists are celebrating. More >>

Native forests provide key to ETS success

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:44 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government’s plan to use the Emissions Trading Scheme to encourage more native forests is a smart move and will help protect farms, towns and infrastructure from extreme weather events. More >>

Report highlights failure of councils to protect environment

Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:32 am | Forest And Bird

A major new report released today by Forest & Bird reveals regional councils are not properly enforcing the rules in some of our biggest dairy farming regions. More >>

MPI needs to front up on kauri dieback failures

Friday, 10 August 2018, 6:38 pm | Forest And Bird

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to front up to New Zealanders on the dire state of their Kauri Dieback Programme, following the release of memos from MPI to their Minister. More >>

Officials sabotage protection of conservation land

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:21 am | Forest And Bird

In what amounts to political sabotage, officials from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals are opening new areas to mining prospecting across vast swathes of public conservation land – in spite of the the Government pledge that "there will be no new mines ... More >>

MPI includes pest weeds in Billion Trees list

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 3:28 pm | Forest And Bird

The government agency in charge of biosecurity is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate. More >>



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