Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Forest And Bird - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

NGOs At Forest Park Mine Site To Remind PM Of Promise

Friday, 21 October 2022, 7:32 pm | Forest And Bird

This morning, Forest & Bird and Greenpeace Aotearoa supporters converged on a proposed mine site on public conservation land, calling for the Labour Government to fulfil its promise to end mining on conservation land. Forest & Bird Chief ... More >>

Underbirds Are Go For Bird Of The Year 2022

Monday, 10 October 2022, 3:28 pm | Forest And Bird

Get your memes and campaign slogans ready: voting for Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau opens next Monday 17 October at 9am. With last year’s winner pekapeka and two-time champ kākāpō both stepping back this year, the political playing field is wide ... More >>

Bill To End New Mines On Conservation Land Chance To Fulfil Government’s Promise

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:49 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says all political parties who are serious about climate change and the environment need to support an important new bill to protect public conservation land from new mines. Last Thursday, the Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment ... More >>

It’s Time To Get Cracking And Invest In Climate Change Action

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 1:41 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is pleased to see the Government wants to prioritise nature-based solutions in the National Adaptation Plan, released today, saying European heatwaves and South Island flooding is showing the impacts of climate change are already too ... More >>

Shark Plan Needs Teeth To Save 1000+ Sharks

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 3:50 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird today welcomed the release of a draft National Plan of Action on Sharks, which provides a constructive platform for protecting the diversity of sharks that live in Aotearoa New Zealand’s waters. In particular, we were pleased ... More >>

Bird Of The Year 2022: Dates, Campaign Managers And Underbirds

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:09 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is pleased to announce the dates and theme for New Zealand’s most hotly anticipated avian election, Bird of the Year 2022. Voting for Bird of the Year 2022 will open at 9.00am on Monday 17 October and closes at 5.00pm on Sunday ... More >>

Coal Case In Invercargill High Court

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 1:08 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird will be heard before the High Court in Invercargill on 18-19 July on its application for judicial review of Southland District Council’s decision to grant access for new coal exploration and mining. The Council granted access to ... More >>

DOC Plan For Feral Deer, Pigs Misses Mark On Climate

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 6:14 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it’s concerning that the Department of Conservation’s Wild Animal Management Framework Te Ara ki Mua fails to mention carbon emissions despite the devastation caused by out-of-control deer and pigs on New Zealand's native ... More >>

Rare Wildlife To Make Way For Coal, Quarries, Roads

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 4:43 pm | Forest And Bird

Mining, quarrying and infrastructure projects will be allowed to destroy New Zealand’s rarest and most important native species and habitats if they meet a 'significance test' under a government policy released for consultation today. The National Policy ... More >>

Forest & Bird Launches Legal Action To Protect Pūtiki Penguins

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 6:55 pm | Forest And Bird

Today Forest & Bird applied to the High Court for a judicial review regarding the Department of Conservation’s approval of a Wildlife Permit, relating to kororā at Kennedy Point in Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island. On 30 March 2022, Kennedy Point ... More >>

Plan To Save Nature Off To Good Start, Needs More From Government Economic Agencies

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 5:46 am | Forest And Bird

20 April The Te Mana O Te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy Implementation Plan launched today is an excellent start, says new Forest & Bird Chief Executive Nicola Toki. But a plan for New Zealand that makes protection of nature the heart ... More >>

Forest & Bird Welcomes Nicola Toki As New Chief Executive

Sunday, 17 April 2022, 7:21 pm | Forest And Bird

New Zealand's largest environmental NGO, Forest & Bird - Te Reo o te Taiao, welcomes Nicola Toki as Chief Executive Kaiwhakahaere. Ms Toki replaces Kevin Hague, who has retired after six years in the role. Nicola Toki begins her role at Forest ... More >>

Awarua-Waituna Wetland Fire Highlights Need For Climate Adaptation Plan

Monday, 4 April 2022, 5:48 pm | Forest And Bird

As a second nationally significant wetland burns, Forest & Bird says the Government must adopt a national climate change adaptation plan that protects wetlands under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater. Forest & Bird’s ... More >>

Close Fisheries, Ban Dredging To Protect Remaining Scallops, Minister Urged

Sunday, 27 March 2022, 6:45 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries to close scallop fisheries in the Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel and Northland, where stocks have essentially collapsed . In an open letter to the Hon David Parker, Forest & ... More >>





Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.