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Council closer to closing tracks for kauri protection

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:56 pm | Forest And Bird

After months of calling for full closure of the Waitakere Ranges to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease, conservation groups are optimistic that the regional park will finally be closed in May. More >>

NZ sea lion dies in trawl net

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 3:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion has drowned in a squid trawl net, and its death is further proof that so-called escape devices in commercial fishing nets don’t always work. Forest & Bird Oceans Advocate, Anton ... More >>

Council hampering release of information on Mangroves Bill

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:19 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is frustrated one of the councils wanting to be exempted from environmental regulation when carrying out mangrove removal, has failed to provide relevant information sought by the conservation organisation. Thames-Coromandel District Council and Hauraki ... More >>

MSC certified NZ fisheries killing endangered birds

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:53 am | Forest And Bird

Over sixty global organisations have singled out two major New Zealand fisheries in a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council, heavily criticising the agency for certifying fisheries as sustainable, despite their destructive environmental impacts. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes DOC joining legal appeal of coal mine

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:32 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservation’s decision to join the appeal of the Te Kuha coal mine project. More >>

Minister rejects industry plan to hide dead dolphins from NZ

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act. More >>

Fishing industry seeks to hide dead dolphins, penguins

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 7:04 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar images ... More >>

Councils ignore expert reports on irrigation impacts

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 2:00 pm | Forest And Bird

At least two North Island regional councils appear to have ignored their own reports showing farms run within environmental limits return better results than those dependent on irrigation schemes. One report, commissioned by Hawkes Bay Regional Council ( ... More >>

National Pest Management Plan for kauri dieback long overdue

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:55 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes news that the Biosecurity and Conservation Ministers are taking a stronger approach to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI ) management of the kauri dieback programme and looks forward to engaging with MPI in the development ... More >>

Ombudsman tells MPI to apologise for withholding info

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Following an investigation by the Ombudsman’s Office, MPI has been reprimanded for unlawfully withholding official information from Forest & Bird. More >>

Zero Carbon Act campaigners welcome Govt announcement

Monday, 18 December 2017, 6:37 pm | Forest And Bird

The Zero Carbon Act campaign partners welcome the first concrete steps the Government has taken today towards strong legislation for a safe climate future, with its announcement of the plan for developing the law and establishing an independent climate commission. ... More >>

Forty-four dolphins caught by Bay of Plenty fishers

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it’s unnacceptable that 44 dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty in the last year, with over half of them being killed. More >>

Kea worse off

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Our beloved Bird of the Year is now internationally endangered. The kea has been upgraded from ‘vulnerable’ to ‘endangered’ in BirdLife International’s reassessment of the threat status of birds for the International Union for the Conservation ... More >>

Nature could protect Auckland from climate change

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 5:15 pm | Forest And Bird

Preserving natural systems that buffer Auckland from increased heat, drought, storms, and rising sea level is essential to protecting the city from impacts of climate change, says Forest & Bird. More >>

International attention for kiwi recovery efforts

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:17 pm | Forest And Bird

International attention for kiwi recovery efforts Embargoed until 07:00 GMT (18:00 New Zealand) 5 December 2017 More >>

Kauri Dieback in the Waitakeres a National Problem

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 8:07 am | Forest And Bird

4th December 2017 - Auckland Councillors have the opportunity on Tuesday to vote to save the region’s kauri forests, the Council should not have to do this alone and needs more support from central government, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird heading to Environment Court to defend Te Kuha

Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:11 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is appealing the decision to grant resource consent to the proposed Te Kuha open cast coal mine, near Westport. “We’re taking this to the Environment Court, because this place is too special to dig up for a coal mine,” says Forest ... More >>

Study shows set nets a major risk to yellow-eyed penguins

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for closures of selected set net fisheries, in response to new international research that highlights the risk they pose to endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins. More >>

Forest & Bird urge seismic blasting firm to quit NZ

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 10:53 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has today sent an open letter to the company proposing to conduct seismic blasting in blue whale habitat, urging them to abandon the project. More >>

Yellow-eyed penguin crisis requires urgent Govt action

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 3:43 pm | Forest And Bird

Nearly half the breeding population of endangered hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) on the island sanctuary of Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) have disappeared at sea, and Forest & Bird says the evidence indicates they most likely drowned in a commercial ... More >>

 

 

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