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Forest & Bird Celebrates Trans-Tasman Resources Decision

Friday, 3 April 2020, 5:29 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating a Court of Appeal decision this afternoon that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was wrong to rubber-stamp a proposal to mine the sea floor off the Taranaki Coast. "Forest & Bird and many ... More >>

Huge public support for better whitebait management options

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:20 am | Forest And Bird

Nearly 8,000 individuals made a submission calling for the introduction of a catch limit, fishing licence, and data collection to the whitebait fishery, through a Forest & Bird online submission page. More >>

No Kōkako Chicks Survive As Rat Plague Hits West Auckland Reserve

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 1:38 pm | Forest And Bird

No kōkako chicks survived in four monitored nests this summer at Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges. High numbers of rats and other predators appear to have destroyed all the chicks and eggs in the kōkako nests under ... More >>

Most Loved Dolphins Need Action To Survive

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 3:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging the Government is take action to save some of New Zealand's most loved animals, Māui and Hector's dolphins, from extinction. A Lincoln University study has revealed Māui and Hector’s dolphins are New Zealanders’ ... More >>

Pigs Spread Kauri Dieback In Northland

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 1:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has expressed deep horror and sadness that kauri dieback has been confirmed in Puketi Forest, and are demanding the government fund and implement the stalled National Pest Management Plan for kauri dieback. Puketi and Warawara ... More >>

Satellite Images Tell Story Of Environment Crisis

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released a series of before and after satellite images showing some of the thousands of hectares of native habitat cleared across the country in recent years. Hawke’s Bay, where 39ha of indigenous forest and 171ha of tussock ... More >>

More Funding Needed For Wilding Pine Control

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 11:07 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has sent a letter to the Prime Minister , and other Government Ministers, asking for increased funding for essential wilding pine control. “Wilding pines are trees which have self-seeded and are growing where they are not supposed ... More >>

Bats Would Benefit From 'hugely Important' Government Policy

Monday, 2 March 2020, 9:39 am | Forest And Bird

Auckland's rare bats could get a badly needed boost if a government plan to strengthen environmental policy goes through, says Forest & Bird. Long tailed bats are ‘nationally critical’, while short-tailed bats are ‘nationally vulnerable’, ... More >>

Misinformation Circulating On Biodiversity Policy

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 11:43 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is concerned at misinformation circulating regarding a policy statement aimed at protecting New Zealand’s unique biodiversity.  The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity is being consulted on by the ... More >>

Over 10,000 call for new fishing rules

Monday, 3 February 2020, 8:46 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has presented government ministers Stuart Nash and Eugenie Sage with a 10,481-signature petition, and over 3000 individual submissions calling for an end to the commercial fishing practices the government estimates kill up to 14,400 ... More >>

New Zealand's wetlands remain at risk on private land

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 11:32 am | Forest And Bird

This World Wetlands Day (February 2), Forest & Bird and the National Wetland Trust are highlighting that the majority of wetlands on private land around New Zealand remain unprotected. More >>

Convicted coal mining company should be blacklisted

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it is a national disgrace that authorities continue green-lighting Bathurst Resources' coal mining activities, despite the company being a repeat environmental offender. The mining company has been fined $18,000 after pleading guilty to polluting ... More >>

Fishers breaking law on bycatch

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Commercial long-line fishers appear to be failing to report bycatch the vast majority of the time, says Forest & Bird. The organisation says an official report shows fishers catching migratory species like tuna are nine times more likely to report ... More >>

Weak fishing rules killing endangered albatross

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:42 pm | Forest And Bird

Endangered seabirds will continue to die under weak new regulations for commercial longline fishing, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Proposed whitebait rules are pitiful, won’t save native fish

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 5:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to demand better regulations for the endangered native fish that make up the whitebait catch. More >>

Research shows albatross being fished to death

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:43 pm | Forest And Bird

New research points to fishing bycatch as a major cause of the alarming decline of Antipodean albatrosses. The report underlines the need for urgent action to fix New Zealand's fishing rules, and save a bird with the same threat status as the kākāpō, ... More >>

Forest & Bird declares 2020 year of the seabird

Monday, 6 January 2020, 10:41 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird, saying this is the year New Zealanders have a chance to turn things around for more than 35 species of struggling native seabird that were captured by fishing boats last year. More >>

Forest & Bird seeks judicial review of tarakihi catch limits

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:24 pm | Forest And Bird

Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nash’s decision to allow tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable, and Forest & Bird is seeking a judicial review of the decision. The East Coast tarakihi stock ... More >>

Proposed Marlborough bylaw protects coastline from vehicles

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Nesting banded dotterels and special coastal daisies will have better protection thanks to a new planned bylaw banning driving on a large stretch of Marlborough's coastline affected by uplift after the Kaikōura earthquake. More >>

South Auckland residents fight valiant battle against rats

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:53 am | Forest And Bird

Hard work from South Auckland residents has led to a drop in rat and possum numbers in the South-East Wildlink, despite challenging mast year conditions. More >>

 

 

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