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Minister muddying waters with accusations of “junk science”

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:25 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that Environment Minister Nick Smith’s claim that criticism of the government’s proposed swimming standard is based on “junk science”, doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. More >>

“Swimmable” rivers five times more likely to make you sick

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river. More >>

Top environmental issues: Water, agriculture, climate change

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:57 pm | Forest And Bird

The latest Public Perceptions of New Zealand’s Environment survey, released today, shows that New Zealanders have an overly positive view of our environment, but that we are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of our primary industries ... More >>

Forest & Bird goes to court over open cast coal mine

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 3:54 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is going to court over a decision by Buller District Council to allow an open cast coal mine on 100ha of pristine public reserve land, near Westport. More >>

Video reveals conservation land earmarked for destruction

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 1:05 pm | Forest And Bird

Environmental organisation Forest & Bird has released a video showing some of the public conservation land which will be destroyed if a land swap allowing New Zealand’s largest irrigation dam goes ahead. More >>

Government road-blocks better regional ocean protection

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:37 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government is road-blocking regional councils from taking action to protect New Zealand’s marine environment. More >>

Penguins, kea, tuatara at risk from new NZ climate record

Monday, 9 January 2017, 11:52 am | Forest And Bird

Increasing temperatures will have disastrous consequences for New Zealand's wildlife unless the Government acts urgently to cut emissions and fund environmental research, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Tiny native frog wins big victory today

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 9:54 am | Forest And Bird

The accidental discovery twenty-four years ago of a tiny native frog near Te Puke lead to a long-running conservation battle which finally paid off today. The habitat of the rare frog is today officially classed as conservation sanctuary, allowing ... More >>

Industry decision good news for Maui dolphins

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 10:45 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the announcement from Moana New Zealand and Sanford that they will remove set net and other fishing threats from the west coast of the North Island in an effort to protect the Maui’s dolphin, and is calling on the government and ... More >>

Orange roughy certification mocks sustainability

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:09 pm | Forest And Bird

One of New Zealand’s worst fisheries has been given a sustainability accreditation by the Marine Stewardship Council, Forest & Bird has warned. More >>

Community service woefully inadequate for albatross deaths

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:04 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the sentence handed to a fisherman who killed 38 endangered albatross is woefully inadequate, and will not deter future criminal behaviour on the ocean. More >>

Kōkako crowned Bird of the Year

Monday, 31 October 2016, 9:37 am | Forest And Bird

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More >>

Reforestation benefits climate and economy: PCE report

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Hill country farmers, including iwi, stand to win if the Government acts on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recommendation to restore a million hectares of native forest, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Fight for conservation land to continue in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:52 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that many New Zealanders will be baffled by the Minister of Conservation seeking to overturn an appeal court decision that she acted illegally in trying to remove specially protected land from the Ruahine Forest Park to allow a dam. More >>

Widespread dumping revealed in fourth MPI operation

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:27 am | Forest And Bird

About half of 42 monitored inshore fishing boats were allegedly illegally dumping fish in a fourth operation by the Ministry for Primary Industries, referred to in the Heron Inquiry but not otherwise publicly disclosed. More >>

Ministry fails to control long-running illegal fishing

Friday, 16 September 2016, 2:29 pm | Forest And Bird

The review of the Ministry of Primary Industries’ decision not to prosecute fish dumping and other offences over more than a decade shows the ministry urgently needs to change its culture, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Sustainable limits must be adhered to

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:46 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird understands that the independent review into MPI's decision not to prosecute commercial fishers despite internal reports detailing illegal fish dumping, is due Friday 16 September. More >>

Forest & Bird back plan for increased marine protection

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 10:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it is important that the New Zealand Government does not back down on a motion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress for New Zealand and other countries to set aside 30% of its oceans for full marine protection by 2030. More >>

Forest & Bird Announces Kevin Hague as New Chief Executive

Monday, 5 September 2016, 5:57 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Hague as their new Chief Executive. Mr Hague announced today that he will take up his new role in October, and will be standing down as a Green Party MP. “As our new Chief Executive, ... More >>

Plug should be pulled on Ruataniwha dam

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 4:55 pm | Forest And Bird

The Court of Appeal land swap decision is a fatal blow to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s plans to build the environmentally damaging Ruataniwha dam, Forest & Bird says. More >>



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