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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 >>

Hundreds Turn Out To Oppose Hauraki Gulf Bottom Trawling

Sunday, 23 April 2023, 12:59 pm | Forest And Bird

A flotilla of crafts surrounding a massive ‘ban bottom trawling’ banner has gathered just off Mission Bay in Auckland this morning in a show of mass opposition to bottom trawling in the Hauraki Gulf marine park. Hundreds of people turned out ... More >>

Public Event Opposing Hauraki Gulf Trawling Going Ahead Sunday

Friday, 21 April 2023, 3:27 pm | Forest And Bird

A public event calling for an end to bottom trawling in the Hauraki Gulf will go ahead at Auckland’s Mission Bay this Sunday 23 April , culminating in a floating ‘ban bottom trawling’ banner being deployed and met by a flotilla of boats, kayaks ... More >>

Pivotal Court Win Against Coal

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 11:40 am | Forest And Bird

An Environment Court decision against a new proposed West Coast coal mine is a massive win for the climate and biodiversity, says Forest & Bird. The pivotal ruling is against a new opencast coal mine on a pristine mountaintop at Te Kuha near Westport. ... More >>

Forest & Bird Joins Whangaroa Hapū In Condemning Mining Threat

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 6:53 pm | Forest And Bird

Concerned Whangaroa hapū members and Forest & Bird representatives have gathered at two locations in Northland to speak out against the threat of mining in the area. People protested on public conservation land, which is among the last ... More >>

Local And Central Government Need To Get On With Fixing The Freshwater Crisis

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 2:50 pm | Forest And Bird

A new report backs up Forest & Bird’s view that Cyclone Gabrielle has illustrated the impact of encroaching on floodplains and riverbeds, deforesting our hillsides, and not protecting our wetlands. The organisation is responding to the ... More >>

Auckland Council Admits It Doesn’t Know The Impact Of Its Own Budget Cuts

Friday, 31 March 2023, 10:16 am | Forest And Bird

Auckland Council has proposed significant budget cuts without assessing the potential impacts on the region’s environment and climate change efforts, an official response reveals. No assessment was made as Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown never asked for one, ... More >>

Political Leadership Needed To Reverse Extinction Trends

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 3:13 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says environmental indicator reporting today by Stats NZ is sobering, and shows how a whole-of-Government approach is needed to prevent New Zealand from remaining the extinction capital of the world. “This is a damning report and, ... More >>

Lost Wetland On Public Land Could Be Restored To Help Protect Against Climate Change

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 6:06 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a recent analysis shows around 125,000 hectares of lost wetland in public ownership could be restored, providing habitat for native species and helping to protect Aotearoa against biodiversity loss and climate change. The ... More >>

Environment Court Endorses Moana Rāhui Tapu Led By Ngā Hapu

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 11:54 am | Forest And Bird

The late Puke Haika of Te Uri o Hikihiki stated a decade ago that if we don’t act now, moana life will be “lost and forgotten like the moa. People won’t know what was there before.” The challenge to turn things around was taken up by kaumātua ... More >>

New Areas Protected From Fishing In Northland Cause For Celebration

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 11:50 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird and Fish Forever are thrilled that three areas of the Northland coast will be protected as a result of an Environment Court decision released in November. Two areas – around Mimiwhangata peninsula and between Maunganui Bay/Deepwater ... More >>

Govt Abandons Commitments, Opens Up Wetlands To Coal Mines

Friday, 9 December 2022, 6:04 am | Forest And Bird

A Government freshwater announcement means wetlands will continue to be lost, including to coalmines, and will have wide-ranging impacts across the country, says Forest & Bird. “Keeping our few remaining wetlands safe is vitally important in ... More >>

Forest & Bird Calls On Government To Take Action On Flood Risk By Making Room For Rivers

Monday, 7 November 2022, 9:17 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Government to develop a national Room for Rivers plan to protect communities and wildlife in the face of increased flooding – and want a $500m contestable flood mitigation fund set up to help make it happen. ... More >>

Environment Court Report Recommending Water Conservation Order For Entire Ngaruroro River Welcomed By Forest & Bird

Friday, 4 November 2022, 5:56 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating an Environment Court report released today that recommends a Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the entirety of the Ngaruroro River. The report recognises the outstanding native bird habitat in both the upper ... More >>

NZ's Leading NGOs Call On PM To Keep 'No New Mines' Promise

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 9:02 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations have joined forces to call on the Prime Minister to honour her government’s 2017 promise to stop new mines on conservation land. Forest & Bird Chief Executive Nicola Toki said: “Today, ... More >>

It's Reigning Rock Wrens! Bird Of The Year Winner Announced

Monday, 31 October 2022, 10:51 am | Forest And Bird

  The pīwauwau rock wren has won Bird of the Year 2022. After a two-week voting period filled with creative campaigning, a kākāpō controversy, and even a threat of legal action, the pīwauwau has risen to the pinnacle of New Zealand ... More >>

Forest & Bird Takes 'No New Mines' Rally To Richmond Forest Park

Sunday, 30 October 2022, 3:01 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird members have gathered this morning at Mt Richmond Forest Park between Nelson and Blenheim, the third stop on a national rally for conservation land under threat of being mined for coal, gold, and other minerals. Forest & ... More >>

Feathers Fly As Top Two Vie For Bird Of The Year Victory

Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 6:27 pm | Forest And Bird

The battle for Bird of the Year is stretching from the highest mountaintops down to the oceans, as the alpine-dwelling pīwauwau and fush-munching kororā compete for the number one spot. Forest & Bird has released the preliminary top five, ... More >>

Forest & Bird At Denniston Plateau To Remind PM Of Mining Promise

Sunday, 23 October 2022, 6:10 pm | Forest And Bird

This morning, Forest & Bird supporters converged on the Denniston Plateau – in the second in a rolling series of protests – calling for the Labour Government to fulfil its 2017 promise to end mining on conservation land. The Denniston Plateau ... More >>





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