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One year on from Havelock North, communities call for action

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 8:37 pm | Forest And Bird

On the one year anniversary of the Havelock North water crisis, twilight vigils for fresh water were held in city centres around the country Sunday evening. More >>

Candlelit Vigil for Water - Sunday 20 August

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

One year since the Havelock North water crisis, communities around New Zealand will hold a candlelit ‘Vigil for Water’ this Sunday at twilight. More >>

Endangered blue whales threatened by seabed mining

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:38 pm | Forest And Bird

An important habitat for New Zealand’s only know population of critically endangered blue whale is now at risk from destructive seabed mining after an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ruling today. More >>

New kauri dieback report highlights MPI incompetence

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

The spread of kauri dieback disease is a national crisis caused by the Ministry for Primary Industry's (MPI's) shambolic failure to manage the biosecurity threat, says Forest & Bird. A report released today by the Auckland Council on kauri dieback ... More >>

Forest & Bird asks if public money is going to illegal dam

Monday, 7 August 2017, 1:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is seeking an assurance that no public money will be spent considering illegal options to flood specially protected conservation land. More >>

Hundreds of penguin deaths go unreported by fishing industry

Friday, 4 August 2017, 5:37 pm | Forest And Bird

Hundreds of penguins, including endangered hoiho /yellow-eyed penguin, are dying in fishing set nets each year. Information released under the Official Information Act shows that Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recorded 14 penguin deaths in ... More >>

Taxpayers environmental liability from Solid Energy mines

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 2:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says evidence of corporate welfare and dirty deals is mounting up as the Government’s sale of Stockton coal mine progresses. More >>

West Coast needs a bold, smart vision

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 4:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for a bolder vision for the West Coast in response to new plans to smooth the way for more of the same ‘boom and bust’ industries. More >>

OIAs reveal plans to circumvent rules for new coal mines

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Documents released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act show the Government has been working to circumvent environmental protections and public involvement to enable new coal mining on conservation land. More >>

Clarifying the facts: Supreme Court land swap ruling

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Forest And Bird

The Minister of Conservation and the Government are presenting ‘alternative facts’ in their response to the Supreme Court ruling yesterday on whether specially protected conservation land can be swapped. More >>

Sea Lion plan has fishing industry blind spot

Monday, 3 July 2017, 6:51 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says New Zealand’s sea lions are in serious trouble, but the Sea Lion Threat Management Plan released today does not address the fishing industry’s deadly impact on the species. The conservation organisation says NZ sea lions are ... More >>

Environmental victory for coastal marine species

Monday, 26 June 2017, 7:24 pm | Forest And Bird

In a significant victory for New Zealand’s coastal wildlife, the High Court has backed a landmark 2016 Environment Court finding that Regional Councils can protect their marine environment using the RMA. Forest & Bird has previously criticised ... More >>

PCE receives Forest & Bird ‘Old Blue’ environmental award

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:51 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has awarded the outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment an ‘Old Blue’ for her significant contribution to New Zealand’s environment and wildlife. “Over ten years, Dr Jan Wright’s insightful reports have illuminated ... More >>

PCE's report on native bird crisis points to agency failure

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 2:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE’s) report on native birds makes clear that New Zealand’s environment is in crisis, with four out of every five native birds heading for extinction. More >>

New Zealand set to blow its carbon budget by 27%

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:41 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today, shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. “Just a day ... More >>

Budget delivers $12 million less for native wildlife

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has calculated that the 2017/18 budget has delivered a $12 million real term reduction in the Department of Conservation’s core biodiversity funding. More >>

MPI & industry keep quiet on two more NZ sea lion deaths

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Ministry for Primary Industries and the fishing industry is once again playing un derhanded games, this time over two newly reported NZ sea lion deaths. The environmental organisation says MPI and the fishing industry appear ... More >>

New Buller coal mines could emit the CO2 of 3 million cars

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:17 am | Forest And Bird

New Buller coal mines could emit the CO2 of 3 million cars 18 May 2017 More >>

Water standards consultation a shambles

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Water standards consultation a shambles 11 May 2017 Forest & Bird is calling the Government’s consultation process for freshwater standards a complete shambles, in the face of new scientific analysis that shows the new proposed standard for swimmability ... More >>

DOC’s tourism money welcome, but needed for saving species

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 1:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says more funding for the Department of Conservation to deal with the impacts of tourism is a useful start, but it’s not enough and it won’t help our struggling threatened species. More >>

 

 

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