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Forest & Bird identifies cause for concern in RMA reforms

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:08 pm | Forest And Bird

The long-awaited RMA reforms were introduced to Parliament today, after a long period of negotiations by the National-led government was required to secure sufficient support for the changes. While it is pleasing to see that no changes are proposed ... More >>

Disastrous emissions target from New Zealand not good enough

Monday, 23 November 2015, 8:51 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places need a target of at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030 and a bold plan for achieving those reductions, says Geoff Keey, Forest & Bird’s Climate Change Advocate. More >>

Preventing seabirds being killed by commercial fishing

Friday, 20 November 2015, 9:29 am | Forest And Bird

Black petrel/taiko were welcomed back to New Zealand this morning after their long journey from South America. At Great Barrier Island/Aotea to welcome them home were local iwi and Great Barrier Island community and members of the Black Petrel Working ... More >>

Rat plague crisis about to hit, warns Forest & Bird

Monday, 16 November 2015, 5:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Predictions of a pest plague next winter and spring are ripe given the significant level of beech flowering occurring now, says Forest & Bird advocate Kevin Hackwell. More >>

Forest & Bird has not given support

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 8:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has not given support to the Government’s “token” response to protecting the Mackenzie Basin More >>

Forest Collapse Crisis Revealed in Drone Footage

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Drone footage released today by Forest & Bird shows widespread native forest collapse across Northland due to rampant possum numbers. More >>

Forest & Bird supports Sanford's offer

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 4:41 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird said yesterday's announcement is a positive one that shows real leadership by the commercial sector and we commend Sanfords for making this announcement. We know first hand from discussions it's not an easy decision, but we believe alongside ... More >>

Bar-tailed godwit (kuaka) crowned Bird of the Year

Monday, 26 October 2015, 11:01 am | Forest And Bird

The bar-tailed godwit (kuaka) has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after three weeks of close competition, heated campaigning and scandal. More >>

Bird of the Year competition rocked by scandal

Friday, 23 October 2015, 12:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition has been rocked by scandal as hundreds of fraudulent votes were made overnight. More >>

Report shows need for authorities to do a better job

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:27 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s first State of the Environment Report for 8 years highlights the failure of local and central government authorities to adequately protect the environment, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird seeks High Court review of DoC land-swap

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 3:15 pm | Forest And Bird

The Department of Conservation’s recent decision to give part of the Ruahine Forest Park to the company behind the controversial Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is being taken to the High Court by Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird congratulates NZ police on 1080 arrest

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 5:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird congratulates the New Zealand police for making an arrest as part of their investigation into a 1080 threat to infant formula late last year. More >>

Nature On Screen, a movie night for nature lovers

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:35 am | Forest And Bird

Nature lovers are in for a treat on Monday 2nd November with the screening of two compelling documentaries which are set against the backdrop of the stunning New Zealand bush. More >>

Land exchange lacks legal basis

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:10 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird remains opposed to the swap of 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park for 170 hectares of private land saying it will not result in a “net gain for conservation” as stated by the Department of Conservation. More >>

Forest & Bird celebrate funding boost for bats

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:32 am | Forest And Bird

Bats are our only native land mammals and these cute little critters across the top of the South Island are about to get more attention, with additional funding from the Conservation Community Partnership Fund announced by Associate Conservation Minister, ... More >>

New Zealanders asked to vote for their favourite native bird

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:28 am | Forest And Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today. More >>

"Pretty damned exciting news" say Kermadec campaigners

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 9:27 am | Forest And Bird

Champagne corks popped as the news was released that the Kermadec region has become an ocean sanctuary. Kermadec campaigners Forest & Bird, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF-New Zealand were together when they heard the news. More >>

NO to trawling for squid around endangered sea lions

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

We wouldn’t allow a kill quota for kakapo or kiwi, so why are we allowing the fishing industry to kill our sea lions? More >>

Sharks and marine conservation talk in Wellington

Monday, 6 July 2015, 12:13 pm | Forest And Bird

With up to a thousand triangular white teeth in a body that can weigh up to 2.500 tonnes, the great white shark is one of the scariest animals in New Zealand waters. More >>

Rocket launch complex on Kaitorete Spit

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:42 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird calls for public notification and environmental impact assesment of rocket launch complex on Kaitorete Spit More >>



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