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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 >>

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 >>