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Call for more funding to stop plague of wallabies

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 11:56 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the government urgently needs to fund wallaby control, before the pest reaches plague proportions. More >>

Hope for the future of fresh water in New Zealand

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 12:46 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming a new Government policy on fresh water, which will go a long way to restore waterways in New Zealand by curbing pollution and improving protection for wetland habitats. More >>

Water Conservation Order for Upper Ngaruroro River welcomed

Monday, 2 September 2019, 3:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Conservation, iwi and recreation groups that applied for a Water Conservation Order on the Ngaruroro River in Hawke’s Bay are celebrating the decision of a Special Tribunal to recommend a WCO on the upper river. More >>

Dairy industry’s environmental accountability undermined

Monday, 2 September 2019, 3:43 pm | Forest And Bird

The dairy industry’s decision to disband an environmental leaders group that includes representatives from outside the industry undermines the credibility and accountability of the industry’s attempts to reduce freshwater pollution, Forest & Bird says. ... More >>

ASA decides in favour of Forest & Bird freshwater advert

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 9:15 am | Forest And Bird

The Advertising Standards Authority has determined a Forest & Bird advertisement about freshwater degradation is responsible and truthful, despite a number of complaints being made. More >>

Waitaha River saved from hydro scheme

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 3:32 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating the success of a campaign to protect the wild Waitaha River from a hydro scheme. The Government has turned down Westpower Limited’s application to build a 20MW hydro electricity scheme on the West Coast’s Waitaha River. "We’re ... More >>

Forest & Bird announces 2019 Bird of the Year dates

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Voting dates have been announced for one of New Zealand’s most hotly anticipated annual elections – Forest & Bird’s competition for Bird of the Year. More >>

Set nets push penguins closer to extinction

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 1:37 pm | Forest And Bird

An estimated 30 hoiho deaths in commercial set nets in the most recent annual data underlines the urgent need for action to stop the mainland population of the world’s rarest penguins becoming extinct, Forest and Bird says. More >>

Don’t gamble with last 60 Māui dolphins

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:38 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says WWF-NZ's plan for protecting Māui dolphins is based on testing unproven methods on a species that is almost extinct, and is urging the Government to reject the proposal. More >>

Fears for Waitakere kōkako with rats at record levels

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Rat numbers have soared to record winter levels in the Waitakere ranges' largest conservation project and emergency efforts are underway to protect endangered kōkako and other native wildlife. This season’s rat tracking results, at 32 percent, have ... More >>

Stop commercial catch and clean up rivers to save whitebait

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:22 pm | Forest And Bird

On the opening day of the whitebait season, Forest & Bird is calling for bold steps to save the four endangered native fish in the whitebait catch from extinction. More >>

Forest & Bird opposes government funding for Gateway

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:21 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging the government not to fund an environmentally damaging marina development in Coromandel. More >>

Forest & Bird welcomes biodiversity plan

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:54 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand faces a stark choice between a “business as usual” march to extinction of 4000 native species or a new Biodiversity Strategy that puts nature at the heart of everything we do. More >>

Giant kokopu hotspot discovered on Waiheke Island

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 11:48 am | Forest And Bird

An “incredibly exciting” find of a new population of native giant kokopu has been made on Waiheke Island. More >>

Call for more marine protection around Auckland

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to create more marine reserves around Auckland’s coasts. More >>

Supreme Court decision deals another blow to Te Kuha mine

Friday, 26 July 2019, 5:29 pm | Forest And Bird

The Supreme Court has sided with Forest & Bird and stopped an appeal for the development of an open cast coal mine at Te Kuha. More >>

ECan ignores calls from health and environment NGOs

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 3:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Environment Canterbury is taking dangerous risks with human and environment health by failing to take action on the toxic levels of nitrates in fresh water. More >>

Forest & Bird fights plans for East-West highway

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:31 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is trying to stop the NZ Transport Agency ploughing ahead with an Auckland highway that poses a threat to rare native birds and special places. More >>

New Zealand's environment needs RMA review

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 11:58 am | Forest And Bird

The Resource Management Act has largely failed to protect biodiversity and water quality, and a review is desperately needed to fix the legislation. More >>

Forest & Bird takes court action to protect NZ’s rarest bird

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 3:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is beginning a court battle to protect the habitat of New Zealand’s most endangered bird, the fairy tern or tara iti. More >>

   

 

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