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Skyrocketing tahr numbers destroying rare alpine plants

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:34 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says skyrocketing tahr numbers has clearly shown that hunting organisations are not able to adequately control the goat species' population. More >>

Farming is pushing native fish to the brink: new research

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:54 pm | Forest And Bird

New research out today confirms New Zealand’s native freshwater fish are in dire straits, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Cutting cow numbers a win-win for climate and fresh water

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:42 am | Forest And Bird

Cutting the number of farm animals in New Zealand – recommended in a Productivity Commission report out today – is a win-win for the climate and for fresh water, says Forest & Bird. More >>

New research shows cutting methane essential – Forest & Bird

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

New research shows methane - a greenhouse gas which New Zealand produces vast amounts of - is not the benign gas some are trying to paint it as, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Seabed mining decision quashed in High Court

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:14 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s only known population of blue whale has been granted a reprieve from the imminent threat of experimental seabed mining, and conservationists are celebrating. More >>

Native forests provide key to ETS success

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:44 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government’s plan to use the Emissions Trading Scheme to encourage more native forests is a smart move and will help protect farms, towns and infrastructure from extreme weather events. More >>

Report highlights failure of councils to protect environment

Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:32 am | Forest And Bird

A major new report released today by Forest & Bird reveals regional councils are not properly enforcing the rules in some of our biggest dairy farming regions. More >>

MPI needs to front up on kauri dieback failures

Friday, 10 August 2018, 6:38 pm | Forest And Bird

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to front up to New Zealanders on the dire state of their Kauri Dieback Programme, following the release of memos from MPI to their Minister. More >>

Officials sabotage protection of conservation land

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:21 am | Forest And Bird

In what amounts to political sabotage, officials from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals are opening new areas to mining prospecting across vast swathes of public conservation land – in spite of the the Government pledge that "there will be no new mines ... More >>

MPI includes pest weeds in Billion Trees list

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 3:28 pm | Forest And Bird

The government agency in charge of biosecurity is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate. More >>

NZ seas worst in world for seabirds eating plastic

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:44 am | Forest And Bird

The seas around New Zealand are the riskiest in the world for seabirds eating plastic rubbish, Forest & Bird has warned MPs, ahead of Plastic Free July. More >>

Fisheries Minister urged to drop marine protection challenge

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 3:47 pm | Forest And Bird

First steps by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to protect the Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef are at risk, unless a court case challenging Resource Management Act (RMA) management of our coastal marine area is dropped. Following a High Court judicial ruling last ... More >>

Conservation land saved from coal mine

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on today’s announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine. “This is a hugely significant, forward-thinking decision, that future generations of New ... More >>

Last minute Waitaha-hydro deal biased

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Due process is at risk, says Forest & Bird, in a proposal to build a hydro-electric scheme on conservation land. The Department of Conservation this week began re-consulting submitters with last minute deal sweeteners offered as mitigation for a proposed ... More >>

Nearly 3000 tonnes of fish dumped in 'eco' fisheries

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 7:00 pm | Forest And Bird

Revelations from the latest leaked MPI report show yet another eco-certified fishery appears to have kept its ‘sustainable’ certification by hiding widespread fish-dumping and misleading customers. More >>

Conservation land needs urgent protection from mining

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 10:46 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent. The intended ban was announced at the opening of Parliament last year, but since then the Department of Conservation has continued ... More >>

Urgent planning for climate change needed

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for better planning to protect people and wildlife, following a new report on climate change adaptation. More >>

Big budget boost for nature

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:54 pm | Forest And Bird

For the first time, the Department of Conservation’s Natural Heritage budget (inflation adjusted) has increased beyond 08/09 baseline levels, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Forest & Bird congratulates Beef + Lamb NZ

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 11:41 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is aplauding Beef + Lamb NZ for its new commitment to a carbon neutral industry by 2050. More >>

Ten-fold increase in predator control great

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 11:03 am | Forest And Bird

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced an increase in conservation funding that will enable nearly ten times more of New Zealand's conservation forests to be managed for predators. More >>

   

 

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