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Fishing industry seeks to hide dead dolphins, penguins

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 7:04 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar images ... More >>

Councils ignore expert reports on irrigation impacts

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 2:00 pm | Forest And Bird

At least two North Island regional councils appear to have ignored their own reports showing farms run within environmental limits return better results than those dependent on irrigation schemes. One report, commissioned by Hawkes Bay Regional Council ( ... More >>

National Pest Management Plan for kauri dieback long overdue

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:55 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes news that the Biosecurity and Conservation Ministers are taking a stronger approach to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI ) management of the kauri dieback programme and looks forward to engaging with MPI in the development ... More >>

Ombudsman tells MPI to apologise for withholding info

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Following an investigation by the Ombudsman’s Office, MPI has been reprimanded for unlawfully withholding official information from Forest & Bird. More >>

Zero Carbon Act campaigners welcome Govt announcement

Monday, 18 December 2017, 6:37 pm | Forest And Bird

The Zero Carbon Act campaign partners welcome the first concrete steps the Government has taken today towards strong legislation for a safe climate future, with its announcement of the plan for developing the law and establishing an independent climate commission. ... More >>

Forty-four dolphins caught by Bay of Plenty fishers

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it’s unnacceptable that 44 dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty in the last year, with over half of them being killed. More >>

Kea worse off

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Our beloved Bird of the Year is now internationally endangered. The kea has been upgraded from ‘vulnerable’ to ‘endangered’ in BirdLife International’s reassessment of the threat status of birds for the International Union for the Conservation ... More >>

Nature could protect Auckland from climate change

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 5:15 pm | Forest And Bird

Preserving natural systems that buffer Auckland from increased heat, drought, storms, and rising sea level is essential to protecting the city from impacts of climate change, says Forest & Bird. More >>

International attention for kiwi recovery efforts

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:17 pm | Forest And Bird

International attention for kiwi recovery efforts Embargoed until 07:00 GMT (18:00 New Zealand) 5 December 2017 More >>

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 >>



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