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Agriculture industry needs to step up on climate change

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 3:18 pm | Forest And Bird

After kicking the can down the road for decades, the Government and agriculture industry have now agreed to a price on agriculture emissions, which is woefully inadequate and won't be implemented until 2025. More >>

New science confirms warming climate bad for forest birds

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:59 am | Forest And Bird

Kiwi, kākā and whio are just some of the native forest birds at risk of being wiped out as introduced predators increase with climate change. New research from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research has found that predator-vulnerable native forest birds ... More >>

Appeal Court to hear Motiti coastal marine protection case

Monday, 8 July 2019, 4:01 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird will be in the Court of Appeal Tuesday and Wednesday, defending the ability of regional councils to protect their coastal marine species and habitats from the effects of fishing. “Forest & Bird is pleased the Crown has changed ... More >>

Maps show lack of rat control as predator plague sweeps NZ

Monday, 1 July 2019, 8:55 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s rat trapping experts have pointed to official maps of this year’s mega-mast, and are pleading with Government and councils to increase their 1080 rat control programmes. More >>

Taupō conservationist wins Forest & Bird youth award

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 10:56 am | Forest And Bird

Sian Moffitt of Taupō has been awarded Forest & Bird’s Te Kaiārahi Rangatahi o te Taiao youth award in recognition of her leadership in developing a desire to protect nature among other young New Zealanders. More >>

DOC takeover rubbish disaster, but where is the money?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 5:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservation taking over the clean-up of the Fox River rubbish disaster, but is concerned that without additional funding, it will come at the expense of important conservation work on the West Coast. “We’re ... More >>

IWC calls for end to set nets in Maui dolphin zone

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 1:58 pm | Forest And Bird

The International Whaling Commission is calling on the government to stop commercial fishing with set nets and trawling in the range of Maui dolphins. More >>

NZ demands change to save Maui dolphin

Monday, 17 June 2019, 10:34 am | Forest And Bird

"New Zealand has a clear choice to make. We can change the way we do things and save Maui dolphins, or we can be the generation that allows them to go extinct," Forest & Bird says of DOC and MPI’s just released Threat Management Plan proposals. More >>

Letters reveal Talley effort to prevent seafloor protection

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 5:00 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is releasing letters showing Talley’s fishing co, along with other bottom trawling companies, lobbied against seabed protection in the South Pacific. This comes on the eve of Talley’s appearance in court on charges of illegal bottom ... More >>

Cameras on 28 fishing boats a major backdown

Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:57 am | Forest And Bird

The Government’s announcement this morning they’re paying for cameras on 28 fishing boats is yet another major back down to the fishing industry, says Forest & Bird. “Putting cameras on boats in an area that already has near total observer ... More >>

Funding for conservation a step in the right direction

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:54 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming a budget that devotes new funding and research to protecting and restoring New Zealand’s natural environment. More >>

10 days, 10 challenges - Be With a Tree 2019 is here!

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 12:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Tamariki and the young at heart are invited to ‘Be With a Tree’ from 31 May to 9 June, by completing our 10 tree challenges . More >>

Dr Jane Goodall backs action plan for NZ environment

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:07 pm | Forest And Bird

World-renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall and a coalition of Aotearoa's leading environmental organisations have released an ambitious plan for reversing New Zealand’s environmental crisis. More >>

The Zero Carbon Bill passes its first reading 119 votes to 1

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5:00 pm | Forest And Bird

The Zero Carbon Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament today, and Forest & Bird is welcoming the progress on this landmark legislation to make Aotearoa carbon neutral. "We're very pleased to see the Zero Carbon Bill pass its first ... More >>

Public overwhelmingly support changes to whitebait fishing

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:11 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is heartened that 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation survey support changes to whitebaiting regulations. More >>

Marine protection a step towards thriving seas

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:47 pm | Forest And Bird

New proposed marine protection in the south east of New Zealand will be a significant win for the environment, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more methane reductions More >>

Action must follow damning environment report

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report. “We have more than enough information about how bad things are,” says CEO Kevin Hague. “New ... More >>

Rubbish spills threaten our rivers and beaches nationwide

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:07 pm | Forest And Bird

There are at least a hundred historic rubbish dumps around the country exposed to flooding and climate change effects, just like the site in South Westland which has strewn rubbish across beaches after flooding, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Urgent Gov help needed for West Coast rubbish disaster

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has asked central Government agencies to urgently step in and provide leadership and resourcing for dealing with Westland’s huge rubbish spill crisis. More >>

 

 

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