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WWF call for govt action to save Māui dolphins endorsed

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 9:16 am | World Wildlife Fund

For the fifth year in a row, leading international scientists have urged the New Zealand government to remove set netting (also called gillnetting) and conventional trawling from Māui dolphin habitat, to save the world’s smallest and rarest marine ... More >>

Renewed Call to Action on Climate Change

Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:39 am | World Wildlife Fund

United States President Donald Trump today announced his intent to withdraw the US from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. This announcement is a call to action to national and local governments, ... More >>

Nathan Guy out of step with public opinion on dolphins

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:12 am | World Wildlife Fund

An opinion poll published today shows the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon. Nathan Guy MP, is out of step with public opinion on protecting the critically endangered Māui dolphin, said WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Renewable energy transition to continue, despite US policy

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 1:54 pm | World Wildlife Fund

The US government this week announced a decision to roll back parts of its existing strategy for meeting its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. More >>

55 Kiwis singing to save the Māui Dolphin

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:58 am | World Wildlife Fund

“Son of the ocean, son of the sea, come be outspoken, wash all this clean”. More >>

Overwhelming science supports Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Monday, 11 April 2016, 12:44 pm | World Wildlife Fund

Overwhelming science supports Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill Today, in support of the Kermadec Science Symposium, WWF-New Zealand applauds the overwhelming science that validates the new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill. After eight years of campaigning ... More >>

Limited coverage of proposed new marine protection framework

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 1:25 pm | World Wildlife Fund

The announcement today by the government that its proposed framework for marine protected areas will only cover the Territorial Sea and not the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was labelled ‘hugely disappointing’ by global conservation organisation WWF. More >>

WWF reaction to news Govt considering changes to EPA

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 9:30 am | World Wildlife Fund

Responding to tonight's TVNZ One News story that the Government is considering changes to EPA after mining applications rejected, WWF-New Zealand's Head of Campaigns Peter Hardstaff said: More >>

Massive boost to marine protection

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:23 am | World Wildlife Fund

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has announced the creation of a massive ocean sanctuary in the Kermadec region, a move applauded by conservationists for protecting one of the world’s most pristine marine environments. More >>

Record number of observations for kererū count

Monday, 28 September 2015, 2:14 pm | World Wildlife Fund

Record participation in the Great Kererū Count 2015 has been welcomed by conservationists and scientists who say New Zealanders have embraced efforts to count our native pigeon. More >>

The Great Kererū Count is off to a flying start

Friday, 25 September 2015, 10:21 am | World Wildlife Fund

The Great Kererū Count is off to a flying start, with nearly double the number of observations made during the first five days compared to last year. More >>

Kiwis asked to make kererū count this week!

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 10:42 am | World Wildlife Fund

The Great Kererū Count is about to take flight, with New Zealanders across the country being asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help scientists build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t - found. More >>

Solutions in reach; world biodiversity suffers major decline

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:00 am | World Wildlife Fund

Global wildlife populations have declined by more than half in just 40 years as measured in WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Wildlife's continued decline highlights the need for sustainable solutions to heal the planet, according to the report released today. More >>

Floods in the Balkans: taking a toll on people's lives

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 4:30 pm | World Wildlife Fund

Floodwaters have burst into Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, menacing towns, villages and human lives. “WWF is deeply saddened by the dramatic losses of life and homes and our thoughts are with the victim’s families", said Andreas Beckmann, ... More >>

Climate change in stark contrast to inaction of NZ govt

Monday, 31 March 2014, 2:34 pm | World Wildlife Fund

The IPCC’s latest report forecasting fires, floods and sea level rise for New Zealand highlights the urgent need for action on climate change said global conservation organisation WWF today. More >>

Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:54 pm | World Wildlife Fund

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Lao government’s decision to forge ahead with the Don Sahong hydropower project in southern Laos, located just one kilometre upstream of the core habitat for Mekong dolphins, could precipitate the extinction of the ... More >>

Tracking identifies risk zones for leatherback turtle

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 12:15 pm | World Wildlife Fund

The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean clash with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows. More >>

Governments commit to tackle global wildlife poaching

Friday, 14 February 2014, 11:11 am | World Wildlife Fund

Governments commit to decisive and urgent action to tackle global wildlife poaching crisis London, 13 February 2014 — Heads of state, ministers and high level representatives of 46 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade ... More >>

London wildlife trade conference an opportunity for action

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:10 pm | World Wildlife Fund

London: World leaders should come prepared to take strong action when they attend this week’s London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. More >>

Forest specialists from all continents meet in Bulgaria

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:46 am | World Wildlife Fund

Sofia, Bulgaria — 70 WWF forest specialists from over 20 countries come together this week in Sofia to debate how to globally address future land use challenges in a world of 9 billion people and growing demand, laid out in WWF’s Living Forests ... More >>

 

 

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