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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 >>

Forest & Bird to defend New Zealand’s conservation land

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 4:12 pm | Forest And Bird

26 February 2017 Environmental organisation Forest & Bird will argue in New Zealand’s highest court that specially protected conservation land belongs to New Zealanders and to nature, and can’t be traded away for commercial development. More >>

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 >>



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