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Nature-based Solutions For Ukraine’s Recovery Will Be Discussed At COP28

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 5:00 pm | WWF

In the wake of Ukraine's formidable challenges arising from conflict and environmental devastation, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 provides an opportunity for shedding light on how investing in nature can contribute to a sustainable recovery. ... More >>

WWF Responds To Stalled Food Systems Negotiations At COP28

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:09 am | WWF

Negotiations on food systems transformation at the UN climate conference COP28 have stalled, threatening collective ability to meet climate, nature and development goals. On Tuesday 5 December negotiations on the Sharm el-Sheikh Joint Work on Implementation ... More >>

WWF Report: Water Crisis Threatens US$58 Trillion In Economic Value, Food Security And Sustainability

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 5:19 am | WWF

First ever annual estimate of economic value of water and freshwater ecosystems is US$58 trillion - equivalent to 60% of global GDP Degradation of rivers, lakes, wetlands and aquifers threatens their economic value and their irreplaceable role ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Welcomes Long Awaited Action To Restore Tīkapa Moana/the Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 4:50 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes the introduction of special legislation to turn the tide on nature loss in Tīkapa Moana/the Hauraki Gulf through the creation of new marine protection areas (MPAs), alongside the development of a bespoke regional Fisheries ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Welcomes Long Awaited Action To Restore Tīkapa Moana/the Hauraki Gulf

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 1:11 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes the announcement of special legislation to turn the tide on nature loss in Tīkapa Moana/the Hauraki Gulf through the creation of new marine protection areas (MPAs), alongside the development of a bespoke regional Fisheries ... More >>

PNG Launches Innovative Resource Book, Fulfilling Long-Awaited Vision Of Environmental Education, Says University Prof

Monday, 3 July 2023, 7:41 pm | WWF

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (03 July 2023) - Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Department of Education launched an innovative resource booklet with the aim of igniting a profound passion for environmental stewardship among young students. This invaluable tool ... More >>

WWF Calls For The Government To Accelerate Action To Phase-out Fossil Fuels, Slash Emissions, And Restore Nature.

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 2:02 pm | WWF

Statement from Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb, WWF-New Zealand CEO Today's IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report (AR6) highlights that an accelerated phase-out of fossil fuels is the best way to avoid the planet overshooting 1.5°C and risking total climate ... More >>

World First Study Shows Leopard Seal Birth And Pup Sightings Are Not Limited To The Antarctic

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 12:37 pm | WWF

A new study identifies leopard seal births and pups in the first database of its kind and reveals evidence that these sightings are not limited to the Antarctic. Leopard seals had always been considered an Antarctic species, residing predominantly ... More >>

Marine Mammals Need Our Help To Harness The Power Of Citizen Scientists

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:08 am | WWF

Aotearoa’s marine environment is one of the most unique in the world and home to more than 80% of our biodiversity. It is more than four million square kilometres of ocean or approximately 15 times the size of our land area. This is a lot of ocean ... More >>

Vector Lights Presents: Whale Tales In Lights

Friday, 21 January 2022, 12:12 pm | WWF

Auckland’s Harbour Bridge will, this Friday, be transformed into a spectacular celebration of our marine environment, with an exciting, engaging light and audio story in honour of WWF-New Zealand’s Whale Tales public art trail - opening throughout ... More >>

Whale Tales Comes Ashore!

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 4:00 pm | WWF

80 Tails telling 80 tales debuts in Auckland’s largest public art trail of 2022. From this Monday, over the next 12 weeks, an incredible immersive public art trail celebrating Aotearoa, art, and marine conservation will guide residents and visitors ... More >>

For The First Time, New Evidence Shows Sharks Are Not Always Top Of The Food Chain

Friday, 17 December 2021, 12:39 pm | WWF

In a world-first, New Zealand leopard seals have been discovered feeding on sharks. While leopard seals are known as apex predators who feed on a variety of prey such as penguins and other seals, sharks have now been discovered to be an important menu ... More >>

The Conservation Organisation Is Going Pro-Extinction To Save Endangered Species

Monday, 6 December 2021, 9:31 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand is calling on Aotearoa to become Pro-Extinction. Together, we need to make certain harmful human behaviours extinct to help protect our beaches, our ocean, and help save our taonga species, like the Bryde’s whale. Livia Esterhazy, ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand: Now Is The Time For New Zealand To Walk The Walk, Not Just Talk The Talk On Climate Change.

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:05 am | WWF

WWF calls on the Ministers and Cabinet to deliver ambitious NDCs. Our Government talks about the need for ambitious climate action but we now need to do more than talk the talk, we need to walk the walk. Currently, Aotearoa New Zealand is at the ... More >>

The Real Cost of Plastic

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 9:09 am | WWF

A new study shows the actual cost to society, environment, and the economy. For just the year 2019, the actual cost of plastic produced is US$3.7 trillion - more than the GDP of India.     A new report, “Plastics: The cost to society, environment, ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand: We Need To Work With Farmers To Transition To Regenerative Farming And More Sustainable Land Use

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:17 pm | WWF

For generations, farming has been the backbone of our economy and well-being. However, this has come at a cost to our rivers, air, and climate. Biodiversity underpins a healthy environment, and unfortunately, our Aotearoa’s biodiversity is in crisis. ... More >>

Draft UN Biodiversity Agreement Falls Short, Says WWF

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 5:10 pm | WWF

UN publishes first draft of global agreement aimed at addressing the nature crisis Draft plan lacks ambition and urgency necessary to reverse biodiversity loss, despite high-level commitments One million species are currently threatened with extinction ... More >>

A Positive Change For Tīkapa Moana, The Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 10:36 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand is thrilled to finally see the Government take action to revitalize the Gulf – based on Tai Timu Tai Pari/Sea Change - the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. We appreciate the hard work put in to get this across the line because there ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Responds To Final Climate Change Commission Recommendations

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:05 pm | WWF

"Today, the Climate Change Commission has given the Government several achievable paths to meet its climate targets. To meet these targets: action, not words are required. Unfortunately, this and previous governments have failed to reduce emissions or prioritise ... More >>

New Zealand Starts Living On Borrowed Time

Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:49 am | WWF

On Saturday, New Zealand becomes the 48th country to begin living on borrowed time in 2021. This is the day when we have used all of our environmental resources for the year and move into overdraft. The costs of ecological overspending is seen in ... More >>





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