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Forest & Bird Supports Primary Sector Vision

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes a new sustainable vision for the primary sector, but says it needs to be backed up with strong rules, meaningful support, and a change of attitude from industry laggards. The Government has released a report outlining ... More >>

Loopholes Remain In Māui And Hector's Dolphin Protection

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3:44 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government has listened to public demands to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins, but loopholes remain in the Threat Management Plan announced today. Forest & Bird is welcoming significantly greater restrictions on fishing methods that threaten ... More >>

Court action over legality of tahr plan

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 9:47 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is seeking a declaration from the High Court that an operational plan to control tahr is illegal, and fails to meet the requirements for national parks and wilderness areas. More >>

Fast-track Bill Must Protect Nature

Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

Without change, the RMA fast-track bill will sacrifice environmental protection to speed up projects which may not even help with the economic recovery, Forest & Bird told the Environment Select Committee today. However, the organisation says ... More >>

Drinking Water At Risk As High Pollution Levels Revealed

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 5:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Government to reinstate a freshwater nitrogen limit of 1.0 mg/l into its proposed freshwater reforms, after the organisation obtained alarming readings of nitrate-nitrogen in public drinking water supplies. See the ... More >>

Auckland Budget: Nature Will Suffer

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 2:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Aucklanders to tell their council to reinstate protection for nature in this year’s budget. The Council’s ‘Emergency Budget’ more than halves the Environmental Services capital expenditure budget dropping support ... More >>

New Goal Of Zero Seabird Deaths On Fishing Boats

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:50 pm | Forest And Bird

The new National Action Plan for protecting seabirds from commercial fishing hooks and nets has made a big leap forward, with a new goal of reducing seabird deaths to zero. However, Forest & Bird is warning that without cameras on boats ... More >>

MBIE Secrecy Not How Democracy Should Function

Friday, 22 May 2020, 8:43 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has laid an urgent complaint with the Chief Ombudsman, after MBIE officials took 30 days to refuse a request to release information on how the decisions are being weighted on nearly 2000 ‘shovel-ready’ project proposals. ... More >>

$1b For Nature, $20b Question Mark

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:09 pm | Forest And Bird

A $1 billion investment in environmental jobs is a significant boost for New Zealand’s struggling native wildlife, rivers, wetlands, and forests but Forest & Bird isn’t calling Budget2020 a victory for people and planet just yet. “11,000 environmental ... More >>

Environment Court Ruling Will Save Rare Plants

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 12:39 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is relieved that an urgent court order has been granted to protect a highly significant ecosystem at Kaitorete, a narrow stretch of ecologically significant land between Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere and the sea. Forest & ... More >>

Forest & Bird Youth Calls For Investment In Nature

Friday, 17 April 2020, 4:15 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird Youth has written to the Prime Minister , joining many other eNGOs in calling for nature to be a top priority for the Government in the recovery from COVID-19. Right now, New Zealand is facing a public health crisis: COVID-19. ... More >>

Wellbeing And More At Risk If Water Quality Not Fixed Fast

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:43 am | Forest And Bird

The Ministry for the Environment's (MfE) latest report on fresh water warns that without rapid change in how we treat our environment, New Zealand's identity, wellbeing, cultural values, and economy are at risk (Pg 14). “Forest & Bird is urging ... More >>

Wellbeing And More At Risk If Water Quality Not Fixed Fast

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:31 pm | Forest And Bird

The Ministry for the Environment's (MFE) latest report on fresh water warns that without rapid change in how we treat our environment, New Zealand's identity, wellbeing, cultural values, and economy are at risk (Pg 14). “Forest & Bird is urging ... More >>

Future Farming Must Protect Human Health

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11:45 am | Forest And Bird

Agricultural leaders calling for environmental rules to be ditched in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic are not only putting environmental health at risk, but public health too, says Forest & Bird. On the eve of a new Ministry for the Environment ... More >>

Recovery For People And Planet

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:33 am | Forest And Bird

Environmental groups from across New Zealand have written to the Prime Minister urging the Government to restore Aotearoa in the economic recovery after lockdown. Forest & Bird, Greenpeace, WWF-New Zealand, Generation Zero, EDS and Ecologic ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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