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Call For Ministers To Deliver Pollution Review

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:56 pm | Forest And Bird

Government Ministers need to review their decision to leave out nitrogen pollution limits from last year's freshwater law reform. Yesterday, Radio New Zealand revealed the Government ignored advice from the Freshwater Leaders' Group, Kaahui Wai Māori, ... More >>

Wetlands: Our Climate Change Secret Weapon - World Wetland Day 2021

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 7:35 am | Forest And Bird

Restoring peat wetlands – our secret climate resource New Zealand’s peat wetlands are more powerful than tropical forests at absorbing carbon. For World Wetlands Day today, Forest & Bird is releasing regional data to show wetlands are our ... More >>

Climate Change Commission Offers Ambitious, Achievable Plan For New Zealand

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 4:11 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird congratulated He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission for delivering an ambitious, achievable plan to tackle climate change and endorsed its call for a stronger climate change target. The key takeaway from the report is ... More >>

Next Whitebait Season Should Be Different

Monday, 30 November 2020, 9:18 am | Forest And Bird

As the whitebait season closes for 2020, Forest & Bird is looking for changes before the next season to help our native fish recover. Whitebait are the juveniles of native freshwater fish. Four of the fish species that make-up whitebait are threatened ... More >>

Okay Boomer: Kākāpō Wins Bird Of The Year 2020

Monday, 16 November 2020, 9:19 am | Forest And Bird

The nation has voted and Aotearoa New Zealand has a new Bird of the Year. New Zealand’s moss-colored flightless parrot has climbed to the top-spot for the second time in Forest & Bird’s annual Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of the Year competition. ... More >>

United Call For Better Whitebaiting Rules, As West Coast Season Ends

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 4:04 pm | Forest And Bird

As the West Coast white-baiting season closes for the year, the Government and new Minister for Conservation must heed overwhelming public support for better white-baiting rules. The Department of Conservation has just released its summary of submissions ... More >>

Forest & Bird Announce Mid-way Results For Bird Of The Year 2020

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:03 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released the top ten front-runners in their annual Bird of the Year competition. “After just five days of voting, any bird could still soar to the top of the rankings, except the penguins which would waddle.” says ... More >>

Duck And Plover! Bird Election Swoops-In Next Monday

Sunday, 25 October 2020, 2:11 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau begins 9:00 am Monday, 2 November. Forest & Bird is asking New Zealanders to vote for their five favourite native birds in an annual competition that aims to raise ... More >>

World Fails To Meet Any Biodiversity Targets For Birds

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 9:45 am | Forest And Bird

An international report says the world has failed to meet any of its 2020 biodiversity targets for birds. The Aichi targets were set in 2010 at a meeting of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan. The BirdLife International report ... More >>

Forest & Bird Series: The Scientific Dilemmas Of Climate Change: Where Are We Now And What Is A NET?

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 7:22 pm | Forest And Bird

The Scientific Dilemmas of Climate Change: where are we now and what is a NET? Roger Davies is Professor of Climate Physics at the University of Auckland. This talk will start with an objective overview of climate change and where it appears to be heading. ... More >>

Observer Photos Show Destruction Of Deep Sea Coral

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 7:02 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released photos obtained through the Official Information Act of 29 species of coral fished up from the ocean floor around New Zealand in the last 18 months. Link to coral images here. "These incredible photos show the ... More >>

Bird Of The Year Is Ready For Take Off!

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:43 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealanders are getting ready to campaign and vote for their favorite native birds in the nation's most popular annual bird contest. Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year 2020 will spread its wings for lift off on 2 November 2020. Voting closes ... More >>

All Parties Urged To Match Green's Agricultural Policy

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 12:10 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Green Party’s Farming for the Future policy, released today, is the kind of economic transformation all political parties should be offering as part of New Zealand’s COVID recovery. Forest & Bird has been calling ... More >>

Stewardship Land Is Conservation Land

Friday, 11 September 2020, 11:23 am | Forest And Bird

Following comments by the Prime Minister about the part of the public conservation estate known as stewardship land, Forest & Bird is rereleasing a report on value of conservation stewardship land, available here . Stewardship land is conservation ... More >>

New Protection For Mackenzie Drylands A Welcome Start

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 12:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming new protected areas as a starting point for improving protection of the Mackenzie Basin, but lamenting the vast areas which remain unprotected. "If you look at the map of Tū Te Rakiwhānoa Drylands , it's clear too much ... More >>

Cameras On Boats Must Now Happen

Friday, 4 September 2020, 11:55 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes this morning's announcement that the Government intends to put cameras on boats on over 300 commercial fishing boats, but warns that the industry and Government needs to get on with job.  The Fisheries Minister ... More >>

Nature Not Prioritised In National's Conservation Policy

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:05 pm | Forest And Bird

  Forest & Bird is urging the National Party to rethink many of its conservation policies, which will let pests run rampant on conservation land, allow grazing in precious high country areas supposed to protect native species, ... More >>

Parties Must Declare Stance On Mining On Conservation Land

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for all political parties to back an end to mining conservation land, after a permit was issued to mine the home of a critically-endangered native animal. This week Oceana Gold was granted a 40-year mining permit from the ... More >>

New Zealand Rivers Need Further Freshwater Improvements

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

Most of our rivers, lakes, and wetlands have better protection from new freshwater rules announced today, but a few key omissions leave our fresh water at risk.  "This is better protection than our rivers have ever had, but it is still piecemeal, ... More >>

New Law Risks Ongoing High Country Loss

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:01 pm | Forest And Bird

A new Bill before Parliament needs to be strengthened before it can stop long-term biodiversity loss on New Zealand’s nationally-treasured high country landscapes, says Forest & Bird. The Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, due for its first ... More >>