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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 >>

Mining company's land buy raises serious concerns, says F&B

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 5:12 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is concerned that about five hectares of a Significant Natural Area could be destroyed by OceanaGold's planned tailings dump near Waihi. More >>

Forest & Bird’s historic magazines added to Papers Past

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:11 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s longest-running conservation magazine has just been added to the National Library’s Papers Past website. More >>

Bird of the Year spreads its wings

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 4:04 pm | Forest And Bird

Bird of the Year spreads its wings New Zealanders will be able to vote for a whole flock of their favourite native birds in Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year contest this year. More >>

New option for protecting NZ sea lions on the table

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:32 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released a proposal for a new sea lion protection area off the remote Auckland Islands calling it a win-win for New Zealand sea lions and commercial squid fishing. More >>

Forest & Bird Youth Wellington urges Wellingtonians to Vote

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3:55 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird Youth Wellington is urging all Wellingtonians to carefully consider the environmental policies and attitudes of their local candidates when voting in upcoming local body elections. More >>

Forest & Bird calls for urgent action on ocean acidity

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:11 am | Forest And Bird

Greenhouse gas emissions could double the acidity of New Zealand’s oceans within 80 years, damaging sea life and the fishing industry, says a new report by Forest & Bird. More >>

New endangered species at risk from coal mining

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 1:38 pm | Forest And Bird

A new species of endangered moth is living on conservation land slated for an open-cast coal mine. More >>

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 >>