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Conservation land saved from coal mine

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on today’s announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine. “This is a hugely significant, forward-thinking decision, that future generations of New ... More >>

Last minute Waitaha-hydro deal biased

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Due process is at risk, says Forest & Bird, in a proposal to build a hydro-electric scheme on conservation land. The Department of Conservation this week began re-consulting submitters with last minute deal sweeteners offered as mitigation for a proposed ... More >>

Nearly 3000 tonnes of fish dumped in 'eco' fisheries

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 7:00 pm | Forest And Bird

Revelations from the latest leaked MPI report show yet another eco-certified fishery appears to have kept its ‘sustainable’ certification by hiding widespread fish-dumping and misleading customers. More >>

Conservation land needs urgent protection from mining

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 10:46 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent. The intended ban was announced at the opening of Parliament last year, but since then the Department of Conservation has continued ... More >>

Urgent planning for climate change needed

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for better planning to protect people and wildlife, following a new report on climate change adaptation. More >>

Big budget boost for nature

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:54 pm | Forest And Bird

For the first time, the Department of Conservation’s Natural Heritage budget (inflation adjusted) has increased beyond 08/09 baseline levels, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird congratulates Beef + Lamb NZ

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 11:41 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is aplauding Beef + Lamb NZ for its new commitment to a carbon neutral industry by 2050. More >>

Ten-fold increase in predator control great

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced an increase in conservation funding that will enable nearly ten times more of New Zealand's conservation forests to be managed for predators. More >>

One farmer destroys nearly 30% of threatened plant habitat

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has applied for Court enforcement orders after a farmer near Christchurch damaged or killed nearly thirty percent of the national population of an extremely rare and threatened plant. The vast majority of Muehlenbeckia astonii , or shrubby ... More >>

Forest & Bird at Te Waikoropupū Springs hearing on Friday

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 6:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird will argue that no more water should be taken from Te Waikoropupū Springs, at a Special Tribunal hearing for a Water Conservation Order this Friday in Golden Bay. More >>

Seabed mining appeal in Wellington High Court, Monday

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird will be appearing in a four day hearing starting Monday 16 April, to appeal a controversial Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision to allow seabed mining in the habitat of critically endangered blue whales. More >>

Block offer decision a victory for NZ's seas

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:00 am | Forest And Bird

Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Irrigation announcement a victory for our rivers

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:33 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is claiming a victory for our rivers, following government confirmation that large-scale irrigation schemes will no longer receive taxpayer funding. More >>

Forest & Bird appealing High Court decision

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11:34 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is appealing a High Court decision that the Crown Minerals Act trumps the Reserves Act when considering open cast mining on a publicly owned reserve. More >>

New footage shows destroyed penguin habitat...

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 12:19 pm | Forest And Bird

As tropical Cyclone Hola looks set to hit New Zealand, Forest & Bird is revealing the enormous toll climate change has had on our native species this summer. More >>

MPI is failing the country's native forests: Forest & Bird

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 2:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that the Ministry for Primary Industries is failing the country's native forests, and a dedicated, independent, and fully-funded biosecurity agency is urgently needed. In the same morning that MPI lifted a Controlled Area Notice ... More >>

Aquifer recharge an "ambulance at the bottom of the cliff"

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:51 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that funding for a managed aquifer recharge project is an “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”. More >>

MPI fails to notice major dolphin bycatch error

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:23 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says there are serious questions to be answered by the Ministry for Primary Industries after the agency confirmed that 39 dolphin captures reported last year was actually a coding error. More >>

Council closer to closing tracks for kauri protection

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:56 pm | Forest And Bird

After months of calling for full closure of the Waitakere Ranges to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease, conservation groups are optimistic that the regional park will finally be closed in May. More >>

NZ sea lion dies in trawl net

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 3:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion has drowned in a squid trawl net, and its death is further proof that so-called escape devices in commercial fishing nets don’t always work. Forest & Bird Oceans Advocate, Anton ... More >>

 

 

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