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PM Needs To Crack The Whip On Climate Action

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:50 am | Forest And Bird

The massive holes in the Government's climate change discussion document show Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to tell ministers to get on with it, says Forest & Bird. “This Government has declared a climate emergency, but it is not acting like ... More >>

Native Bats Cause A Flap Entering Bird Of The Year Competition

Monday, 11 October 2021, 7:24 am | Forest And Bird

For the first time ever, New Zealand’s native bats have flown into Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau . With one week to go before the competition opens, the long-tailed bat/pekapeka-tou-roa has appeared on the voting website with their ... More >>

Lasting Seabed Protection Needed After Supreme Crt Call

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:34 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging all political parties to support the Pati Māori’s proposed ban on seabed mining after the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a proposal to mine iron sand in the South Taranaki Bight. The Supreme Court today unanimously ... More >>

The birds are back in town!

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 9:59 am | Forest And Bird

The dates are set for New Zealand’s most eggcellent annual bird battle, and Kiwis everywhere are getting ready to campaign. Voting in Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau will crack open at 9:00 AM Monday 18 October 2021. ... More >>

Wetlands Imperiled As Govt Caves To Industry

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:11 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling out the Government for backtracking on crucial freshwater reforms and has written a letter to Environment Minister David Parker vowing to fight the changes.  The proposal to allow mining, quarrying, landfills, ... More >>

Landmark Coal Case For Future Generations

Monday, 2 August 2021, 2:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is acting on behalf of future generations in taking the Southland District Council to court over coal exploration expansion, says Chief Executive Kevin Hague.  Papers were served this week on the Southland District Council, ... More >>

Environment NGOs: Coal Is Not The Way Forward For Southland

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 12:36 pm | Forest And Bird

Environmental NGOs wrote to Southland District Council yesterday expressing deep concern over the Council’s decision to grant an access arrangement to New Brighton Collieries Limited (NBCL), an overseas owned company, for coal exploration in the ... More >>

Enviro-NGOs Call For ‘under One’ Nitrate Pollution Limit For Water

Monday, 5 July 2021, 6:10 am | Forest And Bird

Four of New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations are urging the Government to defend native species and human health by setting a nitrate pollution limit under one milligram per litre for waterways. A nitrate limit, which will define the maximum ... More >>

Forest & Bird Calls For New Law To Put Nature First

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 11:31 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the release of the draft purpose of the Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA) but wants a clearer hierarchy to put preserving nature first. “We welcome the Government's moves to improve environmental outcomes through ... More >>

No New Coal Mines For A Safe Climate

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 1:03 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government needs to urgently consider how to stop new or expanded coal mines in New Zealand to keep climate warming to safe levels, says Forest & Bird. Chief Executive Kevin Hague launched a new petition calling for no new coal mines ... More >>

A Step Towards Restoring Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 12:13 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government needs to be more ambitious with its plans to restore the Hauraki Gulf back to the thriving ocean ecosystem it was only a few generations ago. “The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David Parker and the Minister of Conservation Ayesha ... More >>

New Report: Climate Crisis Fuelled Further By Introduced Pests

Friday, 18 June 2021, 6:10 am | Forest And Bird

A new Forest & Bird report gives a stark warning that ongoing damage by introduced browsing pests causes native habitats to bleed stored carbon. The report, Protecting our Natural Ecosystems’ Carbon Sinks , reveals the West Coast’s kāmahi-podocarp ... More >>

High Court Victory For Tarakihi Recovery

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 5:39 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has won a High Court legal decision confirming tarakihi catch limit decisions must put sustainability before the commercial interests of the fishing industry. The High Court decision , released today, confirmed in 2019 the Minister ... More >>

Explainer: Understanding SNAs And The NPSIB

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 5:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Ahead of tomorrow’s hikoi in the Far North, and the Far North District Council’s online forum on Significant Natural Areas (SNAs), Forest & Bird has made an FAQ available to provide reliable information for media and landowners. Forest ... More >>

Limitless Whitebait Fishing Continues While Native Fish Face Extinction

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 10:13 am | Forest And Bird

“The changes to whitebait fishing announced today are fluff around the edges. They won’t bring back native fish from breaking point,” says Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Annabeth Cohen. Today, the Minister for Conservation announced ... More >>

Horowhenua Wetland Project Applauded With Call For Better Freshwater Rules

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 4:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating the announcement of a new wetland restoration project near Lake Horowhenua, and calling for strong rules for wetlands and freshwater protection around the country. "The Horowhenua branch of Forest & Bird ... More >>

Forest & Bird Backs Judicial Review To Protect Waiheke Kororā

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:25 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird supports Save Kennedy Point (SKP) and others who have filed an injunction and judicial review aimed at halting marina construction activity on Waiheke Island, until Kennedy Point Boat Harbour Limited (KPBL) has properly set ... More >>

MFE Enviro Report Says Food Production Must Change

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 10:43 am | Forest And Bird

The Ministry for the Environment’s latest environmental report presents a damning indictment of the way food is produced in New Zealand. “The Ministry for the Environment has told the country in plain terms the way we farm is eroding the foundations of ... More >>

Industry Breaks Promises In Tarakihi Deal

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 6:50 am | Forest And Bird

The inshore tarakihi fishing industry has admitted it's failing to adhere to voluntary measures it promised in a 2019 tarakihi catch limit deal with then Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash. Tarakihi have been fished down to just 15% of their original levels. ... More >>

Labour Government Walks Away From Freshwater Rules

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 12:46 pm | Forest And Bird

The Government has caved to pressure from industry by backing away from rules that would protect Southland’s rivers from pollution. <img src="" width="720" height="576"> Deer living in mud and polluted ... More >>