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Forest & Bird Launches Legal Action To Protect Pūtiki Penguins

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 6:55 pm | Forest And Bird

Today Forest & Bird applied to the High Court for a judicial review regarding the Department of Conservation’s approval of a Wildlife Permit, relating to kororā at Kennedy Point in Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island. On 30 March 2022, Kennedy Point ... More >>

Plan To Save Nature Off To Good Start, Needs More From Government Economic Agencies

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 5:46 am | Forest And Bird

20 April The Te Mana O Te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy Implementation Plan launched today is an excellent start, says new Forest & Bird Chief Executive Nicola Toki. But a plan for New Zealand that makes protection of nature the heart ... More >>

Forest & Bird Welcomes Nicola Toki As New Chief Executive

Sunday, 17 April 2022, 7:21 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand's largest environmental NGO, Forest & Bird - Te Reo o te Taiao, welcomes Nicola Toki as Chief Executive Kaiwhakahaere. Ms Toki replaces Kevin Hague, who has retired after six years in the role. Nicola Toki begins her role at Forest ... More >>

Awarua-Waituna Wetland Fire Highlights Need For Climate Adaptation Plan

Monday, 4 April 2022, 5:48 pm | Forest And Bird

As a second nationally significant wetland burns, Forest & Bird says the Government must adopt a national climate change adaptation plan that protects wetlands under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater. Forest & Bird’s ... More >>

Close Fisheries, Ban Dredging To Protect Remaining Scallops, Minister Urged

Sunday, 27 March 2022, 6:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries to close scallop fisheries in the Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel and Northland, where stocks have essentially collapsed . In an open letter to the Hon David Parker, Forest & ... More >>

Sharks Subject To "brutal" And Needless Killing, Official Reports Reveal

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 6:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Sharks are being cruelly killed in longline fisheries to retain hooks, according to fisheries observer reports released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act. The reports reveal a series of incidents where fishers have brutally ... More >>

ETS Must Back Permanent Native Forests, Not Pine Monoculture

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 1:52 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird strongly backs the Government’s suggestion that pine forests should not be counted as permanent carbon sinks in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The organisation says the ETS should instead support investment in native forest ... More >>

Second Nature For New Chief Executive Of Forest & Bird

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading conservation organisation, Forest & Bird, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Toki as its new Chief Executive, as the society approaches its one-hundredth year of giving nature a voice. Toki will ... More >>

Stats, PCE Reports Highlight Need To Bring Back Nature

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the government to urgently get on with protecting and restoring nature, in the face of two dire reports released today showing native species on the brink and a failure of wellbeing budgets to address this ongoing loss.  ... More >>

He Waka Eke Noa Admits Agriculture Scheme Won't Cut Emissions

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 3:51 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on He Waka Eke Noa to put their plan to price agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the bin because even He Waka Eke Noa says it wont actually cut emissions.  According to the discussion document He Waka Eke Noa released ... More >>

Billboards Reveal Government's Ongoing Climate Failures

Monday, 22 November 2021, 6:40 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is launching a series of confronting billboards this Monday in main centres throughout the country, pointing to the Government’s lack of action on basic environment and climate protection. “Prime Minister Ardern famously said ... More >>

New Whitebait Rules For Next Year Inadequate

Friday, 12 November 2021, 12:10 pm | Forest And Bird

As the West Coast whitebaiting season closes this Sunday, Forest & Bird is reminding everyone of new rules for 2022, and asking for meaningful management measures to save our endangered native fish. Next year, the Department of Conservation ... More >>

Holy Flying Mammals Batman! Bird Of The Year Winner Announced

Monday, 1 November 2021, 8:13 am | Forest And Bird

A bat has won New Zealand’s 2021 Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau. This is the first time New Zealand’s only land mammal has been included in Forest & Bird’s annual contest, and it has flown away with the title. “I think I’m going ... More >>

Maps Reveal Nation’s Forests Under Attack From Wild Deer, Pigs, And Goats

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:45 am | Forest And Bird

An out-of-control invasion of wild deer, pigs, and goats is destroying New Zealand’s future forests and carbon sinks, says Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird has created a series of maps from official data, showing virtually all conservation ... More >>

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 >>