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World Heritage meeting reveals emerging threats to Pirin

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:43 pm | WWF

Istanbul - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee today expressed concern over three sites facing severe pressures from harmful industrial activities, but failed to take bold action to protect them. More >>

MPI’s action for albatross protection – welcome news

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 5:00 pm | WWF

Today’s announcement that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will prosecute fishing-related albatross deaths is welcomed by conservation organisation, WWF New-Zealand. More >>

New MPI investigation into dolphin death not enough

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 9:56 am | WWF

After increasing pressure from NGOs and the public, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has just confirmed that it will now investigate a Hector’s dolphin – whose death, in a fishing net, the Ministry has had video footage of for three years and ... More >>

Minister refuses to take responsibility

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:03 pm | WWF

Nearly two months after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced an independent review into its failure to prosecute fish dumping, Minister Nathan Guy will still not take responsibility for the unreported death of an endangered dolphin being investigated. More >>

Saving Māui dolphins: IWC calls for urgent action

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:52 pm | WWF

The world’s leading whale and dolphin scientists are alarmed that the New Zealand Government is not stepping up to save the critically endangered Māui dolphin, saying urgent action is needed, not more research. More >>

Big Jump events celebrate healthy rivers

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:09 pm | WWF

Vienna – WWF is organizing the Big Jump event again this year in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. Thousands of people will run and jump into the Danube and other rivers to show the need for their protection and also to celebrate the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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