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Nature Not Prioritised In National's Conservation Policy

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:05 pm | Forest And Bird

  Forest & Bird is urging the National Party to rethink many of its conservation policies, which will let pests run rampant on conservation land, allow grazing in precious high country areas supposed to protect native species, ... More >>

Parties Must Declare Stance On Mining On Conservation Land

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:22 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling for all political parties to back an end to mining conservation land, after a permit was issued to mine the home of a critically-endangered native animal. This week Oceana Gold was granted a 40-year mining permit from the ... More >>

New Zealand Rivers Need Further Freshwater Improvements

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

Most of our rivers, lakes, and wetlands have better protection from new freshwater rules announced today, but a few key omissions leave our fresh water at risk.  "This is better protection than our rivers have ever had, but it is still piecemeal, ... More >>

New Law Risks Ongoing High Country Loss

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:01 pm | Forest And Bird

A new Bill before Parliament needs to be strengthened before it can stop long-term biodiversity loss on New Zealand’s nationally-treasured high country landscapes, says Forest & Bird. The Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, due for its first ... More >>

Tarakihi Overfishing Goes To High Court

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:34 am | Forest And Bird

Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nash’s 2019 decision to allow East Coast tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable or legal, Forest & Bird will argue in the Wellington High Court from July ... More >>

National Park Plan Breaches Proper Process

Friday, 17 July 2020, 1:24 pm | Forest And Bird

  Forest & Bird and Federated Mountain Clubs are taking court action over management of Paparoa National Park. The judicial review filed in the High Court yesterday challenges a New Zealand Conservation Authority decision to approve the ... More >>

Too Many Tahr, High Court Says

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 4:38 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is pleased Friday’s High Court ruling on the introduced tahr population control is clear - Himalayan tahr must be reduced to 10,000 animals, removed entirely from National Parks, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) can ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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