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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 www.kererucount.org.nz 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 >>

All parties need to help save Maui’s dolphins

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:01 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging all political parties to adopt the recommendations of scientists - and the International Whaling Commission - in order to save to save the Maui’s dolphin from extinction. More >>

Forest & Bird supports Fish and Game’s freshwater advocacy

Monday, 28 July 2014, 5:17 pm | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is concerned over allegations the Fish & Game Council has been threatened over its advocacy for freshwater quality. More >>

Forest & Bird to mark On the Block campaign at Parliament

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:42 am | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird will hold a photo opportunity at Parliament at noon today to highlight the, unprecedented rights sell-off to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand’s public conservation land. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Party’s new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management - amongst others. More >>

Forest & Bird launches On the Block campaign

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:07 am | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is putting up for sale signs to highlight the ongoing, unprecedented sell-off of the rights to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand’s public conservation land. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes Greens' proposal to detox waterways

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:00 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Green Party's announcement that it will campaign on implementing key recommendations of the Land and Water Forum to clean up New Zealand's lakes and rivers. More >>

Key aspects of water standards disappoint

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:29 pm | Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is concerned the government’s new national freshwater quality standards may encourage some councils to propose that rivers and lakes be allowed to become toxic to wildlife. The final National ... More >>

Logging on conservation land makes no sense – Forest & Bird

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:23 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a planned law change to allow trees blown over on conservation land to be sold would not be economically viable, and would damage habitats on the publicly-owned conservation estate. More >>

PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it for tourism

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the government should immediately take its current block offers off the market, following a report from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE). More >>

Minister breaks own rules in easing Bathurst’s deal

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:53 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says Bathurst Resources should be held to the conditions of both its consent and access agreements that required it to pay millions of dollars in compensation for the damage its open cast coal mine will do to the Denniston Plateau. More >>

 

 

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