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Commissioner for the Environment's report welcomed

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 2:36 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's (PCE) commentary on the Government’s State of the Environment (SoE) report. More >>

Fishing industry spin on Kermadecs out of control

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 1:22 pm | WWF

As the Local Government and Environment Select Committee hears submissions on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill today in Wellington, WWF-New Zealand has released an analysis exposing dubious fishing industry claims used to argue against full protection ... More >>

Failure to report dolphin death must be investigated

Friday, 20 May 2016, 12:25 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand is calling for the review of Operation Achilles, announced by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), to include why a Hector’s dolphin death caught on video camera was not reported and was not included in official mortality records. More >>

Challenge 55 – saving the last Māui dolphins

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 10:37 am | WWF

On May 5, WWF-New Zealand will launch ‘Challenge 55’ where New Zealanders join forces to save the last 55 Māui dolphins. More >>

Kiwis undergo Challenge to save the last 55 Māui dolphins

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:39 pm | WWF

Whether it’s running 55km, picking up 55kg of rubbish or baking 55 cakes, New Zealanders are helping to save one of New Zealand’s most endangered animals. More >>

Fishing industry attempts to derail Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:09 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand has criticised the fishing industry’s attempt to derail the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. More >>

New Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill Welcomed

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:01 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes today’s formal introduction of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill as a major step forward in marine conservation. More >>

Govt papers prove EEZ was scratched from marine proposal

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 1:18 pm | WWF

Global conservation organisation WWF said today Marine Protected Areas Act briefing papers, released this week, prove that the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was deliberately removed from the proposed legislation after 18 June 2015 – breaking earlier guarantees ... More >>

95% of our ocean can’t be left out of marine protection

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 9:04 am | WWF

Minister Bridges confession today that the government proposes to include only 5 per cent of New Zealand’s oceans in framework legislation designed to protect them makes no sense, said WWF. More >>

Govt fails Maui dolphins by issuing oil exploration permit

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 12:12 pm | WWF

The New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 55 Māui dolphins by selling off rights for oil and gas exploration in the waters where they are known to swim, says global conservation organisation WWF. More >>

More immediate steps needed toward climate change

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 11:57 am | WWF

World governments finalized a global agreement today in Paris that lays a foundation for long-term efforts to fight climate change. More effort is needed to secure a path that would limit warming to 1.5C. This new agreement should be continuously ... More >>

New Zealand falls further in global climate action ranking

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 10:04 am | WWF

New Zealand has slipped further towards the bottom of a new international league table on climate action released by European research organisation Germanwatch – the result of this government’s failure to reduce climate emissions, says WWF. ... More >>

World on brink of global climate deal

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:47 am | WWF

Wellington, New Zealand (25 November) – Next week, world leaders including New Zealand PM John Key will meet in Paris where a global climate deal is expected to be agreed. More >>

Government urged to act on sea level rise warning

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 1:37 pm | WWF

The New Zealand government must address the threat that rising sea levels pose to coastal Kiwi homes, businesses and roads by taking urgent and decisive action to bring emissions down, says global conservation organisation WWF. More >>

$75,000 awarded to new ideas for nature

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:43 am | WWF

The Kiwi innovators behind a wasp-killing bait, an Iwi-led restoration project and a new-generation native lizard monitoring system will each be awarded a $25,000 grant to recognise their contribution to innovation in conservation. More >>

WWF’s conservation innovation awards open

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:47 am | WWF

(Mon 7th September) The search is on for new ideas that will enhance the conservation effort in New Zealand. More >>

International research group condemns NZ's climate target

Monday, 13 July 2015, 10:20 am | WWF

(Wellington, 13 July) New analysis from an international research group has condemned New Zealand’s weak climate target said WWF today. More >>

NZ disappointing target not enough to stop dangerous climate

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 4:28 pm | WWF

The New Zealand Government is letting down the world and the Pacific by failing to commit to do its share on climate change, said WWF today. More >>

NZ needs to make climate change a priority

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:53 am | WWF

(Wellington, 1 July) As New Zealand takes up the presidency of the UN Security Council today it needs to make climate change a top priority at the council and at home, said WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Commission expresses ‘grave concerns’ for Maui’s dolphins

Monday, 22 June 2015, 2:15 pm | WWF

(Wellington, 22 June) The world’s leading whale and dolphin scientists have expressed their ‘grave concerns’ about the survival of the last 55 Maui’s dolphins, and reiterated their calls for urgent action to save these animals from imminent extinction. More >>



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