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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 >>

Govt’s Threatened Species Strategy given 4 out of 10

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has given the Government’s new Threatened Species Strategy a four out of ten, saying it will not do enough to reverse the crisis affecting New Zealand’s native species. More >>

Government could use new powers to push through coal mining

Monday, 8 May 2017, 9:50 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that draconian new powers the government has given itself under the Resource Management Act, or even new special legislation, could be used to push through controversial new coal mining plans. More >>

Kea recovery plan welcome, but more funding needed

Sunday, 30 April 2017, 8:52 pm | Forest And Bird

30 April 2017 Forest & Bird is welcoming a proposal from the Department of Conservation to develop a recovery plan for kea, but warns it will fail without new money for conservation. More >>

Govt's water plan will drive species to extinction

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government is ignoring the needs of the threatened species that live in our waterways and misleading the country with claims it will make rivers swimmable again. In a submission today on the Clean Water Package, Forest & Bird ... More >>

New report reinforces need for urgent action on rivers

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for a comprehensive government package to restore our declining rivers and lakes, in the face of overwhelming evidence that they are in serious trouble. More >>

Native forests threatened by myrtle rust

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 10:39 am | Forest And Bird

The arrival of myrtle rust, threatening some of New Zealand’s most precious native trees, shows the kind of impact climate change could have on the country, says Forest and Bird. Myrtle rust, or Puccinia psidii , is a fungus with spores that are spread ... More >>

Critically endangered sea lion dead in trawl net

Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Only seven weeks into the squid fishing season, a female sea lion has been killed in a trawl net, despite the fishing industry and Ministry of Primary Industries' assurances that squid boats don’t endanger the New Zealand sea lion population. ... More >>

OECD report recommends commercial water charges

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:44 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the OECD’s report on New Zealand's environmental performance makes clear that the Government must act to protect the country's water, native species, and climate, and stop favouring short-term private interests over environmental health. More >>

Forest & Bird pulls out of Land and Water Forum

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:31 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has written to Environment Minister Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy to advise that the organisation’s Board has decided to withdraw from the Land and Water Forum. More >>

Maps show most NZ rivers are excluded from swimming standard

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released a series of maps showing that the majority of New Zealand’s rivers and streams will not be covered by any swimmability standard, under the Government’s proposed new water quality measures. More >>

   

 

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