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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 >>

Six conservationists honoured at prestigious awards

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:25 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has honoured six conservationists for their contribution to protecting New Zealand’s native plants and animals. More >>

WEKA to Be Released in Kaimai Forest Tomorrow

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:04 am | Forest And Bird

About 40 North Island weka will be released into a special bird avery built in Aongatete Forest tomorrow (Thursday). More >>

Nationally threatened snails discovered in Lee River

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:55 am | Forest And Bird

The recent discovery of a population of nationally threatened snails has heightened Forest & Bird’s concerns about a dam proposed for the Lee River in Tasman District. Forest & Bird is appealing the granting of resource consent to Waimea Community ... More >>

Forest & Bird urges Fed Farmers to unite

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird urges Fed Farmers to unite Forest & Bird is strongly urging Federated Farmers around New Zealand to get in behind their Waikato branch which has called for a debate on a moratorium for further dairy conversions. Forest & ... More >>

Flooding Ruahine conservation land unlawful - Forest & Bird

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 2:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Flooding Ruahine conservation land unlawful, says Forest & Bird A Department of Conservation proposal to allow high value conservation land in the Ruahine Forest Park to be flooded to build the Ruataniwha water storage lake in Hawke’s Bay is ... More >>

Dairy funding for predator control welcomed

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4:14 pm | Forest And Bird

The announcement that the dairy industry will join an initiative to tackle the predators decimating New Zealand’s native wildlife is another positive step on the way to achieving the long term goal of a predator-free New Zealand, Forest & Bird said ... More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes Chatham Rise decision

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:32 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today to refuse an application to mine phosphate from the seabed on the Chatham Rise which would have led to destructive mining in a fragile habitat. More >>

Forest & Bird wins Ruataniwha appeal

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:09 pm | Forest And Bird

The High Court has released a judgement today that agrees with Forest & Bird that a Board of Inquiry made a material error of law in its decision on the Tukituki plan change and Ruataniwha dam consent. More >>

New petroleum permitting ignores climate reality

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 2:35 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the granting of a raft of new oil and gas exploration permits is another sign the government is failing in its duty to act to protect New Zealand against the worst effects of climate change. More >>

Sea level rise won’t only affect infrastructure

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:27 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is asking the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) to widen the focus of her next report on climate change-driven sea level rise. More >>

Fairy tern crowned NZ Seabird of the Year

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Photo credit: David Hallett The fairy tern has won the New Zealand Seabird of the Year poll, after three weeks of close competition. The poll is run by the independent conservation charity Forest & Bird. The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded ... More >>

Large flocks of kererū show up in annual survey

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 2:50 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says a kererū (wood pigeon) survey that has received reports of flocks of as many as 170 birds, could indicate the kererū population is recovering – thanks to good predator control. More >>

National kererū survey needs Kiwis’ help

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:56 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealanders are asked to keep their eyes open for kererū from today until October 5 and log their findings on the Great Kererū Count website at More >>

Proposed freshwater protections like election satire

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:14 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says new rules proposed by the National Party on keeping stock out of waterways would double-up on an industry-wide accord that would come into effect a month before, requiring farmers to do exactly the same. More >>

Forest & Bird releases top priorities for new government

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 11:51 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is calling for all political parties to adopt policies to bring about an economic transformation - for the sake of New Zealand and New Zealanders. The call comes as part of Forest & Bird’s ... More >>

Labour’s environment policy welcomed

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:21 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says that overall the Labour Party’s newly released environment policy would go a long way towards protecting New Zealand’s natural heritage. More >>

Underground coal fire on Denniston Plateau

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Underground coal fire on Denniston Plateau Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until ... More >>



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