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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 >>

Coal mine granted consent on conservation land

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:10 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that today’s decision to grant consent for an opencast coal mine on public land – some of it on New Zealand’s conservation estate – could push great spotted kiwi and other endangered species such as South Island fernbird ... More >>

No New Mines on Conservation Land = Huge Victory for Nature

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:57 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is claiming a huge victory for nature following a Government announcement that New Zealand’s conservation lands will be safe from new mining. More >>

Scuppered salmon farm a win for wild Port Pegasus

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 1:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Scuppered plans to farm salmon off Rakiura National Park is a predictable outcome of an ill-conceived raid on a pristine environment and on taxpayer money. More >>

Kea Crowned Bird of the Year

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 11:17 am | Forest And Bird

The kea has been crowned New Zealand’s Bird of the Year after two weeks of heated campaigning. More >>

Climate Report Must Spur Action from New Government

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:21 am | Forest And Bird

A new climate report being released today must spur New Zealand’s political and industrial leaders into reducing greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of who takes the reins of government later today, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Court hearing over coal mine in water reserve

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6:32 pm | Forest And Bird

The future of a West Coast public reserve will be debated at a High Court hearing in Christchurch tomorrow. Stevenson Mining Limited want access to the Buller District Council’s Water Conservation Reserve for the proposed Te Kuha opencast coal mine, ... More >>

Fraudulent votes set Bird of the Year aflutter

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:49 am | Forest And Bird

Bird of the Year has been rocked by scandal on the first day of competition with someone making over a hundred fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron. More >>

Bird of the Year off to a flying start

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:06 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins today. More >>

New Buller coal mines would increase NZ emissions by 10%

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:04 pm | Forest And Bird

As the mining industry meets in Christchurch, Forest & Bird warns that emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau would equate to increasing New Zealand’s annual emissions by 10%. More >>

Five of seven political parties to end irrigation subsidies

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 2:11 pm | Forest And Bird

A scorecard developed by supporters of the Freshwater Rescue Plan shows big differences between the seven main political parties on fresh water in the lead-up to the election. More >>

Conservation land prospecting puts endangered frogs at risk

Friday, 1 September 2017, 7:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Gold prospecting on conservation land puts endangered frogs at risk EMBARGOED UNTIL 6PM 1 SEPTEMBER More >>

Stockton mine changes hands in a terrible deal

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:23 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling today’s takeover of the country’s largest coal mine by BT Mining a terrible deal for taxpayers and the environment. More >>

Forest & Bird appealing seabed mining decision

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 1:25 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is lodging an appeal on the Environmental Protection Authority’s controversial decision to allow seabed mining in the habitat of critically endangered blue whales. More >>

North Shore: Political Panel on Conservation

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest And Bird to Host Political Panel on Conservation Surveys show that conservation is a top voter concern ( / Massey UniversityElection Survey ). More >>

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 >>



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