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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 >>

Forest & Bird supports Greens' plan to make polluters pay

Sunday, 1 June 2014, 3:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird supports Greens' plan to make polluters pay Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is welcoming the news the Green Party will campaign on making polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement was ... More >>

Minister must ensure threats like monorail are not repeated

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is welcoming Conservation Minister Nick Smith’s reported decision not to allow a 29 kilometre swathe to be cut through Southland’s Snowdon Forest for a monorail and service road. ”This ... More >>

Seabird report highlights NZ’s global responsibility

Monday, 26 May 2014, 9:44 am | Forest And Bird

Photo credit: David Hallett. A new report has identified significant areas of New Zealand’s land and sea that require special consideration to protect the seabirds that depend on these places for their survival. Forest & Bird says it has major ... More >>

New report shows coal has no role

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 10:31 am | Forest And Bird

New report shows coal has no role Forest & Bird says a significant new report released this morning shows that Bathurst Resource’s planned open cast coal mine on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau is not just in the wrong place but that coal ... More >>

Government went too far for RMA reforms to proceed

Monday, 19 May 2014, 8:35 pm | Forest And Bird

Government went too far for RMA reforms to proceed Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the government’s failure to get support for its major reforms of the Resource Management Act are a signal those reforms went too far. Prime Minister ... More >>

Extra money to save kauri ... but not birds?

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Extra money to save kauri ... but not birds? Forest & Bird is welcoming the commitment of $25 million over four years in today’s budget to combat the spread of kauri dieback disease. But the independent conservation organisation is questioning why ... More >>

Renewed gold mining threat to Central North Island

Friday, 9 May 2014, 4:31 pm | Forest And Bird

Kokako Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says Central North Island land next to Mt Tarawera is more valuable as it is than as it would be as a gold mine. Simon Bridges today announced that a mining company will be able to ... More >>

 

 

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