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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 >>

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 >>



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