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Ruataniwha report: rivers must be able to support life

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 8:12 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird says a report on the proposed Ruataniwha irrigation dam reinforces the well-established principle that rivers must not be allowed to get so polluted that they cannot sustain life. More >>

BOP Shorebirds on the Mend

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 12:28 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Two years ago shorebirds in the Bay of Plenty had to content with the problems caused by the oilspill from MV Rena. They were fortunate in that the bulk of the oil came ashore away from most of their nesting sites, but significant damage was done. More >>

Conclusion from report - dairy conversions need moderating

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 9:22 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird says a report released this morning by the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, shows that in many areas, limits will need to be set on the conversion of beef and sheep farms to dairy farms. More >>

"Best Fish Guide” shines light on aquaculture industry

Monday, 24 June 2013, 10:32 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

New Zealanders can now buy farmed New Zealand seafood they know is ecologically sustainable thanks to Forest & Bird’s new Best Fish Guide. More >>

Forest and Bird welcomes new green growth report

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 6:09 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird welcomes the release of a study making a case for New Zealand’s business and political leaders to embrace green growth that makes economic sense. More >>

Wellington CBD comes to a ‘freeze’ over mining

Monday, 7 May 2012, 11:40 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) and Forest & Bird are joining forces to stage a ‘flash freeze’ in Wellington’s Midland Park tomorrow. Supporters of CANA, Forest & Bird and other environmental groups will gather at the popular lunchtime ... More >>

Bird of the Year - polls open today

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 3:28 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in Forest & Bird’s annual avian popularity contest, which opens today. Forest ... More >>

Working for nature after oil spill

Friday, 14 October 2011, 7:59 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use Working for nature after oil spill Forest & Bird’s Seabird Conservation Advocate Karen Baird is used to seeing petrels and shearwaters skimming over the waves at sea, rather than having to identify ... More >>

Volunteers comb Bay of Plenty coast for oil-spill victims

Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 1:51 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use Volunteers comb Bay of Plenty coast for oil-spill victims Around 70 volunteers including Forest & Bird members were searching the Bay of Plenty coastline today for injured birds as the oil spill ... More >>

Forest & Bird appeals Denniston mine consent

Monday, 19 September 2011, 10:32 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird today lodged an appeal against a 140-hectare open-cast coal mine on Denniston Plateau conservation land. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes new marine reserve - more needed

Friday, 26 August 2011, 10:15 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird said today it welcomed the upcoming official opening of the Tawharanui Marine Reserve north of Auckland but warned it was a drop in the ocean compared with what is needed to give adequate protection to New Zealand's marine life. More >>

NZ can't afford to lose DOC jobs

Friday, 24 June 2011, 11:21 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

The cutting of more than 100 jobs at the Department of Conservation shows a failure to recognise our environment is the key to our economic recovery, Forest & Bird said Friday. More >>

Forest & Bird pays tribute to conservationist Don Merton

Sunday, 10 April 2011, 5:23 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

“Without Don Merton, the kakapo, the Chatham Island black robin and other unique native New Zealand birds would probably have become extinct,” Forest & Bird Executive member Peter Maddison said. “Members of Forest & Bird and other New ... More >>

Game council puts trophies ahead of nature

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 10:32 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird is concerned that tomorrow's announcement of the setting up of a new statutory Game Animal Council will benefit elite trophy hunters but harm our treasured native forests and animals. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes new Sub-Antarctic protection

Saturday, 29 January 2011, 5:49 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird welcomes new Sub-Antarctic protection Forest & Bird today welcomed the government’s decision to expand marine reserves and marine protected areas around New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic islands. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson ... More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes Nevis decision

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 4:32 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird welcomes today’s decision by a special tribunal to forbid the building of any dam on the Nevis River in Central Otago as a victory for New Zealand’s magnificent wild rivers. More >>

Clean Streams snapshot out of focus

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 12:20 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Levels of serious non-compliance over discharge of dairy farm effluent have been miscalculated by the Dairying and Cleans Streams Accord Snapshot Report, Forest & Bird says. The Accord is supposed to monitor the impact of agriculture on New Zealand’s ... More >>

Tally of mutilated Hector's dolphins grows

Friday, 5 December 2008, 9:29 am | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Hector's dolphins are being killed and mutilated, according to evidence from the Department of Conservation. More >>

Hihi chicks stretch their wings

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 12:20 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

The first six hihi youngsters hatched this spring at Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges are off to a flying start. More >>

Dairy figures no cause for congratulations

Friday, 14 November 2008, 3:46 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Horizons Regional Council should be ashamed of its latest press release patting dairy farmers in the Manawatu-Wanganui region on the back for their efforts to fix problems leading to breaches of their effluent discharge consents, according to Forest ... More >>

 

 

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