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Convicted coal mining company should be blacklisted

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:33 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it is a national disgrace that authorities continue green-lighting Bathurst Resources' coal mining activities, despite the company being a repeat environmental offender. The mining company has been fined $18,000 after pleading guilty to polluting ... More >>

Fishers breaking law on bycatch

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:06 pm | Forest And Bird

Commercial long-line fishers appear to be failing to report bycatch the vast majority of the time, says Forest & Bird. The organisation says an official report shows fishers catching migratory species like tuna are nine times more likely to report ... More >>

Weak fishing rules killing endangered albatross

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:42 pm | Forest And Bird

Endangered seabirds will continue to die under weak new regulations for commercial longline fishing, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Proposed whitebait rules are pitiful, won’t save native fish

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 5:27 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to demand better regulations for the endangered native fish that make up the whitebait catch. More >>

Research shows albatross being fished to death

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:43 pm | Forest And Bird

New research points to fishing bycatch as a major cause of the alarming decline of Antipodean albatrosses. The report underlines the need for urgent action to fix New Zealand's fishing rules, and save a bird with the same threat status as the kākāpō, ... More >>

Forest & Bird declares 2020 year of the seabird

Monday, 6 January 2020, 10:41 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird, saying this is the year New Zealanders have a chance to turn things around for more than 35 species of struggling native seabird that were captured by fishing boats last year. More >>

Forest & Bird seeks judicial review of tarakihi catch limits

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:24 pm | Forest And Bird

Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nash’s decision to allow tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable, and Forest & Bird is seeking a judicial review of the decision. The East Coast tarakihi stock ... More >>

Proposed Marlborough bylaw protects coastline from vehicles

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Nesting banded dotterels and special coastal daisies will have better protection thanks to a new planned bylaw banning driving on a large stretch of Marlborough's coastline affected by uplift after the Kaikōura earthquake. More >>

South Auckland residents fight valiant battle against rats

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:53 am | Forest And Bird

Hard work from South Auckland residents has led to a drop in rat and possum numbers in the South-East Wildlink, despite challenging mast year conditions. More >>

Rat plague strikes blow against kōkako eggs and chicks

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:56 am | Forest And Bird

Kōkako nests have been hard hit by rats at Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges. More >>

Endangered seabirds need strong fishing rules

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 4:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to back strong rules to protect penguins, albatross, and other seabirds from fishing nets and hooks, as the Government releases its National Plan of Action on Seabirds for consultation . More >>

Tītī returned; but will chicks survive predators?

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:26 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservationists are relieved after this year’s migratory tītī/sooty shearwater finally returned to a colony on the Otago Peninsula. More >>

Whitebait rules needed to save fish from extinction

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:20 pm | Forest And Bird

As whitebait season ends, Forest & Bird is calling for action to protect endangered native fish before it’s too late. Four of the fish species in the whitebait catch are in trouble. They are īnanga (at risk - declining), kōaro (at risk - declining), ... More >>

Forest & Bird calls for urgent action to save Hamilton bats

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:41 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says rare native bats desperately need better protection in Hamilton, before they disappear from the region. More >>

New evidence supports precautionary approach for dolphins

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:53 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that new evidence showing that Hector’s and Māui dolphins are often present off the Taranaki coast is further support for a precautionary approach towards fishing and other threats. More >>

Final days of Bird of the Year have campaigns in a flap!

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:02 pm | Forest And Bird

Nerves are fraying as the final day for voting in Bird of the Year approaches, with the top two birds, hoiho and kākāpō, separated by just a feather. More >>

New Government mining strategy lacks urgency, clout

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 5:32 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a new Government strategy for the minerals and petroleum sector lacks the urgency needed to address the biodiversity and climate crises. More >>

Bird of the Year halftime results

Monday, 4 November 2019, 10:46 am | Forest And Bird

Amid fevered Bird of the Year campaigning, Forest & Bird has issued a mid-election voting result update. Forest & Bird spokesperson Megan Hubscher says “As of Sunday 3rd November, the bird with the most ‘number one’ votes is the hoiho, ... More >>

Bird of the Year 2019 about to take off

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 5:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Voting is about to open for the fiercest, most exciting competition in Aotearoa - Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year . More >>

Groups unite on freshwater policies for healthy water

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:52 am | Forest And Bird

Environment, health, recreation, and water infrastructure groups have come together to support four essential policies to save fresh water in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Public Health Association, Forest & Bird, Fish & Game New Zealand, Environmental ... More >>

 

 

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