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Nature-inspired Artwork And Poetry Celebrated In Exhibition

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:37 am | Forest And Bird

Artwork and poetry inspired by 13 Forest & Bird nature reserves will be exhibited together for one time only in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. The public viewing event at Lopdell House, Titirangi will open at midday on Sunday 18 February. <img ... More >>

Forest & Bird Says Hazard Policy A Must To Protect Kiwi Communities From Future Floods

Monday, 12 February 2024, 9:02 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts – the respective ministers for the environment and climate change – to take action and pass the National Policy Statement on Natural Hazard Decision Making (NPS-NHD) to help protect ... More >>

Forest And Bird Condemns Government Proposals Removing Environmental Protections

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 7:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has received a letter from Hon Chris Bishop, Minister for Resource Management Reform, setting out government plans for reforms to the resource management process and getting rid of safeguards for freshwater. The government is ... More >>

Turning The Tide On Coastal Protection: Inadequate Council Regulations Put Species At Risk

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 8:21 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on councils around the country to fix inadequate rules for vehicles on beaches after only one council – Dunedin City – scored the top ranking for protecting coastal species. A Forest & Bird investigation ... More >>

Nature Reserves Gifted By Locals Celebrated

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:06 am | Forest And Bird

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi in Whanganui, Ngaheretuku in South Auckland, Atawhai Whenua on Waiheke Island and tāiko Westland petrel breeding grounds on the West Coast are the latest nature sanctuaries to feature in 26 Forest & Bird Centennial. ... More >>

Climate Change And Environment Out Of Cabinet: A Big Risk

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird today warned that placing the climate change and environment portfolios outside of cabinet is a big risk when New Zealand’s trade with Europe hinges on climate action, Fonterra’s biggest customer is demanding climate action, ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Winner Announced: Pūteketeke Pandemonium Prevails

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:03 am | Forest And Bird

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2311/52477166e5d3a146f410.jpeg" width="720" height="655"> Pūteketeke, credit: Leanne Buchan The pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe has won Bird of the Century 2023. ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Voting Opens Next Week

Friday, 27 October 2023, 10:16 am | Forest And Bird

Prepare for ruffled feathers! New Zealanders will head to the polls next week for the most anticipated election of the year. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2310/25e9647e3d776b5cad00.jpeg" width="720" height="450"> Top, left to right: Huia by ... More >>

Groups Unanimous: Urgent Action And Investment Needed To Tackle Out-of-control Browsing Pests

Friday, 29 September 2023, 6:17 am | Forest And Bird

Farmers, foresters and conservationists are all calling on political parties to commit to controlling the large mobs of browsing pests such as deer, goats, pigs, and wallabies now common across New Zealand. Federated Farmers, the New Zealand Institute ... More >>

Celebrating 100 Years Of Conservation Volunteers

Friday, 8 September 2023, 4:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has teamed up with 26 New Zealand writers and artists to shine a light on the importance of volunteers working at-place to restore nature for future generations. Launching on 8 September, the 26 Forest & Bird Centennial project ... More >>

Continued Call For Complete Ban On Bottom Trawling In Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 4:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on everyone who cares about the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana to tell the Government that no bottom trawling in the marine park is acceptable, after the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries announced the start of consultation on ... More >>

Report Into Kiwi Deaths At Cape Sanctuary Is Long Overdue

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 1:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes a report into kiwi deaths at Cape Sanctuary released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) but questions why it has taken five years for it to act. In 2018 Forest & Bird contacted the Department of Conservation ... More >>

Court Win For Future Of Fish

Friday, 11 August 2023, 5:32 am | Forest And Bird

A Forest & Bird win in the Court of Appeal today sends a clear message that the Government must put science and sustainability first in making fisheries catch limit decisions. This comes a day after another significant oceans win with tripled ... More >>

Tripled Protection Big Win For Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 1:18 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on all political parties to back legislation to increase protection in the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana, saying the 19 new protected areas are a big step towards a target of protecting 30% of New Zealand’s only marine ... More >>

Forest & Bird Announces Top Honours Across Aotearoa For 2023

Sunday, 30 July 2023, 6:27 am | Forest And Bird

Sunday 30 July 2023 Forest & Bird has announced the winners of the organisation's top honours at its awards dinner last night. These include: Distinguished Life Member award | Kevin Hague (West Coast, Te Tai Poutini) Distinguished Life Member award ... More >>

Bird of the Year becomes Bird of the Century to celebrate 100 years of Forest & Bird

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 1:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Forget Bird of the Year. In 2023, the stakes are even higher. Introducing: Bird of the Century. The world's favourite avian election will be themed to celebrate Forest & Bird’s centenary, chief executive Nicola Toki announced this morning ... More >>

Hauraki Gulf Alliance Petitions Parliament To Protect Marine Park From Destructive Fishing Practices

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 5:19 pm | Forest And Bird

Tomorrow, a diverse range of recreational fishing, environmental, law, corporate and business organisations united as the Hauraki Gulf Alliance will deliver a petition calling for bottom trawling, scallop dredging, and Danish seining to be banned from ... More >>

Call For Moratorium On New Mines On Conservation Land After Labour Fails To Fulfil Its Promise

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 9:34 am | Forest And Bird

The Government has failed to support a Bill which would have ended new mines on conservation land. Forest & Bird says that is a broken promise which will threaten native species and allow further extraction of coal in the middle of a climate ... More >>

Hector’s Dolphin Death Highlights Need For Stronger Bycatch Rules

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 5:48 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird are saddened to hear that the necropsy of a Hector’s dolphin – which was killed in a net off the Otago Coast at the end of April – has been identified as a female of the 'nationally vulnerable’ species. “This death is ... More >>

Government Budget Leaves New Zealanders At Continued Risk From Climate Crisis

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:29 pm | Forest And Bird

There is nothing transformational in the budget, when it comes to protecting New Zealanders’ lives, lifestyles, and livelihoods from climate change and biodiversity loss, Forest & Bird says in response to today's Budget. “Keeping New Zealanders ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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