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‘Love Our Gulf’ Beach events to help raise awareness

Friday, 17 January 2014, 3:49 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Residents and visitors are invited to participate in special WWF on-shore ‘beach’ events in Auckland and Waikato this summer as part of a campaign to show just how much we love the Hauraki Gulf – New Zealand’s largest and most used marine park. More >>

New measure not enough to stop Maui’s extinction

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 9:13 am | WWF-New Zealand

The world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphins are still on the path to extinction after the New Zealand government announced limited measures to protect Maui’s dolphins, warns global conservation organisation, WWF. More >>

Govt ignores DOC - Maui’s dolphins at risk of extinction

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 10:16 am | WWF-New Zealand

Information obtained under the Official Information Act shows that the Government ignored DOC advice that the interim measures to protect Maui’s do not go far enough, said WWF today. More >>

Maui’s death highlights how close species is to extinction

Sunday, 15 September 2013, 10:34 am | WWF-New Zealand

The apparent death of a Maui’s dolphin near Dargaville is deeply worrying given how close the species already is to extinction, said WWF- NZ Marine Species Advocate Milena Palka. More >>

WWF welcomes new report showing renewable energy future 100%

Monday, 11 February 2013, 2:46 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Global conservation organisation WWF-New Zealand today welcomed a new Greenpeace report, “The Future is Here”, showing how New Zealand could grow jobs and protect the environment by shifting to almost 100% renewable energy by 2050. More >>

WWF welcomes Australia’s commitment to Kyoto 2, condemns NZ

Friday, 9 November 2012, 4:30 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The New Zealand government’s announcement today that it won’t sign up to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, hours after Australia announced its intention to sign on, is extremely disappointing and leaves New Zealand’s reputation ... More >>

ETS Amendment Bill nail in coffin for NZ climate action

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 2:18 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The amended Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), tabled in the house today, has been branded ‘another nail in the coffin for New Zealand’s credibility on climate change’ by WWF, the global conservation organisation. More >>

Rena: One Year On. New WWF Funds For Penguins And Wetlands

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12:02 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand is marking next week’s first anniversary of the Rena shipping disaster by announcing its support for two important projects to help with the continuing work to restore the Bay of Plenty. In the wake of the 236m long, 47,000 tonne container ... More >>

Critical habitats missing from NZ Ross Sea reserve proposal

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 12:43 pm | WWF-New Zealand

An alliance of conservation and environment organisations spanning the globe has criticised New Zealand’s revamped Ross Sea marine reserve proposal as failing to show conservation leadership in international negotiations over the future of the ... More >>

Government’s half measures fail to save Maui’s dolphins

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 2:25 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The New Zealand government has today announced half measures that will fail to save the remaining estimated 55 Maui’s dolphins from imminent extinction, warns global conservation organisation WWF. More >>

Earth Hour New Zealand 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:06 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Tauranga successfully led the New Zealand Earth Hour celebrations this year, in recognition of the local community's efforts to clean up their environment after the Rena oil spill disaster struck six months ago. More >>

Government Slow To Act To Stop Extinction of Dolphins

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 12:03 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has been criticised by global conservation group WWF for not acting quickly enough to stop the possible extinction of Maui’s dolphins, after releasing figures that show the adult population is down to just 55. The new ... More >>

Extinction warning as dolphin population hits record low

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 9:57 am | WWF-New Zealand

Maui’s dolphins could soon suffer the same fate as our extinct moa unless urgent action is taken by the Government and fishing industry “to get nets out of the water”, warns WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Our Far South voyage to highlight threatened pristine ocean

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 3:10 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Our Far South, a voyage to Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands, will set sail tomorrow ( Fri 10 Feb) to highlight the global importance of this last great unspoiled wilderness and the urgent need to protect it from growing human-made threats. More >>

Maui’s death in set net takes species closer to extinction

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:59 am | WWF-New Zealand

Reports that an endangered Maui’s dolphin has been killed in a fishing net off the coast of Taranaki should serve as a wake up call that current protection measures are insufficient and a total ban on set nets is needed throughout their current and ... More >>

Poll shows most Kiwis disagree with big spending on roads

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 8:11 am | WWF-New Zealand

A national Colmar Brunton public opinion poll released today shows seven out of ten New Zealanders want to see more Government money going to fund public transport improvements in major towns and cities. Only 1 percent of total land transport spending is allocated ... More >>

 

 

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