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Call to close fishery before crayfish disappear forever

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1:39 pm | Forest And Bird

The Minister of Fisheries is tinkering around the edges of crayfish management while the crayfish population on Auckland’s doorstep collapses towards extinction, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Weka on Parliament steps was shot with .22 gun

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 1:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on anti-1080 protestors to tell police who shot the weka left on Parliament steps at an anti-1080 rally on 12th September. According to a summary of official autopsy reports, released under the Official Information ... More >>

Legal action likely over failed biodiversity protection

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:40 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is considering legal action in response to Hutt City Council’s decision to abandon plans to protect significant native habitat on private land. More >>

DOC sides with Forest & Bird on wetland mining decision

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:32 pm | Forest And Bird

The Department of Conservation has sided with Forest & Bird in a bid to protect a significant wetland from being mined without public notification, and Forest & Bird says they are delighted to see DOC take a stand. More >>

Yellow-eyed penguin nests down 12%

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:35 am | Forest And Bird

The ongoing decline in yellow-eyed penguin nests on mainland New Zealand is cause for alarm and demands unequivocal action from the government and the fishing industry, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Biodiversity consensus a game-changer for NZ

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:12 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government has been handed a once in a lifetime chance to halt and reverse the serious decline of New Zealand’s native wildlife, with the official handover today of a draft National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. More >>

Landmark court decision protects reserves from mining

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating after a win in the Court of Appeal this afternoon which could protect council reserves around the country from mining. The court released a decision this afternoon which means the Buller District Council needs to protect ... More >>

Kererū crowned Bird of the Year for 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:32 am | Forest And Bird

With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition. More >>

Government must get tough on climate change

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to get tough on climate change in the wake of a new report that says global warming can be kept to 1.5deg. “The alternative is catastrophic ecological and economic loss, in return for the short-term profit ... More >>

Workers hit by climate-related job losses need a fair deal

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:09 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for workers to be part of the conversation as New Zealand moves to a zero-carbon future with a new economy that supports communities and nature. More >>

Seven years on, marine environment still not protected

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird and the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust say it’s high time the Bay of Plenty Regional Council got on with protecting the marine environment around Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty, seven years after the Rena disaster. More >>

Death of female Māui’s dolphin a tragic blow

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 4:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is devastated to hear of the death of a suspected female Māui’s dolphin. More >>

No concessions agreed on tahr cull

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has written to the Department of Conservation and the Deerstalkers Association regarding inaccurate media reports that the hunting lobby has gained concessions on the upcoming tahr cull. More >>

NZers flock to the polls to vote for Bird of the Year

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:17 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins Monday, 1 October. Forest & Bird is asking New Zealanders to vote for their favourite native bird in an annual competition that aims to raise awareness of the threats facing some ... More >>

Hoki quota cuts may be too little too late

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:36 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming a fishing industry commitment to reduce the West Coast hoki quota by 22 percent, but is worried it may have come too late. More >>

Shocking new footage of ghost forest in severe collapse

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has today released shocking helicopter footage of rugged Russell State Forest days ahead of an aerial 1080 operation planned to turn around the fortune of this collapsing forest. Footage shows tōtara, northern rātā and pūriri dying ... More >>

New Zealand must take global lead in ocean plastic crisis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:05 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has told Parliament’s Environment Committee this morning that New Zealand must become a global leader in tackling the oceans plastic crisis. More >>

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 >>



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