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Forest & Bird welcomes end to tenure review

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:10 pm | Forest And Bird

An end to tenure review is a vital reprieve for some of New Zealand’s most endangered species, says Forest & Bird. “We’ve argued for many years that not only is tenure review a spectacularly bad deal for New Zealanders, it’s been terrible for ... More >>

Four endangered sea lions dead in nets in one week

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 12:53 pm | Forest And Bird

Four endangered NZ sea lions have been killed in commercial fishing nets in one week, making this the third day in a row endangered animals have been confirmed dead at the hands of the commercial fishing industry. More >>

Five endangered albatross die on one long line

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is appalled to learn that five critically threatened Antipodean albatross have died in a single long lining incident, only 24 hours after revelations that four endangered Hectors dolphins were killed in a trawl net. More >>

More dolphin deaths, still no cameras on boats

Monday, 11 February 2019, 2:18 pm | Forest And Bird

The death of four Hector’s dolphins in fishing nets in December shows why fishing boats need cameras, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Fishing letter reveals industry opposition to transparency

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10:36 am | Forest And Bird

A letter from fishing industry heavyweights to Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash reveals the extent of pressure to prevent cameras on boats, at the same time the industry was running an advertising campaign promising greater transparency. More >>

Have your say on the fishing industry

Monday, 4 February 2019, 2:58 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the public has a chance to tell the Government to sort out the fishing industry in a consultation process announced by the Minister of Fisheries today. More >>

Aerial images show wetlands on private land disappearing

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:17 am | Forest And Bird

To mark World Wetlands Day (February 2), Forest & Bird is releasing aerial images of wetlands disappearing on private land at an alarming rate. More >>

Locals raise environmental risks from ‘Coromandel Gateway’

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging the government to consider the toxic heavy metals that would be released from seabed dredging for the Coromandel Gateway Proposal. More >>

Recovery of Russell Forest begins

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:14 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the results of an aerial 1080 operation in Northland’s Russell Forest show how effective the tool is in knocking down the predators that kill native wildlife and cause native forest collapse. More >>

Inquiry reveals mining regulator captured by industry

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 5:09 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government agency charged with regulating mining under the Crown Minerals Act has been captured by industry, the State Services Commission (SSC) inquiry into private spies Thompson and Clark revealed today. More >>

Call to close fishery before crayfish disappear forever

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1:39 pm | Forest And Bird

The Minister of Fisheries is tinkering around the edges of crayfish management while the crayfish population on Auckland’s doorstep collapses towards extinction, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Weka on Parliament steps was shot with .22 gun

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 1:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on anti-1080 protestors to tell police who shot the weka left on Parliament steps at an anti-1080 rally on 12th September. According to a summary of official autopsy reports, released under the Official Information ... More >>

Legal action likely over failed biodiversity protection

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:40 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is considering legal action in response to Hutt City Council’s decision to abandon plans to protect significant native habitat on private land. More >>

DOC sides with Forest & Bird on wetland mining decision

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:32 pm | Forest And Bird

The Department of Conservation has sided with Forest & Bird in a bid to protect a significant wetland from being mined without public notification, and Forest & Bird says they are delighted to see DOC take a stand. More >>

Yellow-eyed penguin nests down 12%

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:35 am | Forest And Bird

The ongoing decline in yellow-eyed penguin nests on mainland New Zealand is cause for alarm and demands unequivocal action from the government and the fishing industry, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Biodiversity consensus a game-changer for NZ

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:12 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government has been handed a once in a lifetime chance to halt and reverse the serious decline of New Zealand’s native wildlife, with the official handover today of a draft National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. More >>

Landmark court decision protects reserves from mining

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating after a win in the Court of Appeal this afternoon which could protect council reserves around the country from mining. The court released a decision this afternoon which means the Buller District Council needs to protect ... More >>

Kererū crowned Bird of the Year for 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:32 am | Forest And Bird

With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition. More >>

Government must get tough on climate change

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to get tough on climate change in the wake of a new report that says global warming can be kept to 1.5deg. “The alternative is catastrophic ecological and economic loss, in return for the short-term profit ... More >>

Workers hit by climate-related job losses need a fair deal

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:09 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for workers to be part of the conversation as New Zealand moves to a zero-carbon future with a new economy that supports communities and nature. More >>

 

 

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