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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 >>

Passing Of Prince Philip: Emeritus President Of WWF-International And An Important Figure In The Carpathian Convention

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 4:53 pm | WWF

We express our deep regret for the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Emeritus President of the WWF-International. Prince Philip's efforts on behalf of WWF were vital - visiting WWF projects in over fifty countries on five continents, ... More >>

Earth Hour 2021: Shining A Spotlight On Our Ailing Planet

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:23 am | WWF

On Saturday, 27 March at 8:30 p.m., New Zealanders will switch off their lights for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour — one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. More >>

€672.5B Is At Stake - Decisions Behind Closed Doors Could Hinder An Efficient Green Recovery In Central & Eastern Europe

Friday, 8 January 2021, 6:32 am | WWF

Central and Eastern Europe’s unambitious and vague Green Recovery plans would perpetuate the unsustainable status-quo.  Member States in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) did not properly engage stakeholders and citizens when developing the ... More >>

An EU Sustainable Taxonomy MUST Be Rooted In Climate And Environmental Science And Not Include Small Hydro

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:36 am | WWF

The global climate strikes have consistently made a simple demand: listen to the science. We agree. Just as experts and evidence have been key assets in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, so too must they, and not sectoral interests, determine our ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Reaction To Government's Climate Change Emergency Declaration

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:36 pm | WWF

"We are pleased the Government has declared a climate emergency. Admitting there's a problem is the first step. However, taking action is when real, positive change will come. Climate Change will soon impact every aspect of our lives.  WWF's ... More >>

Lime And WWF Work Together To Create Healthier, More Livable Cities

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:54 am | WWF

Lime and WWF-New Zealand are bringing the Ride Green initiative to Aotearoa. The initiative includes an education drive to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility and ... More >>

Over One Million Turtles, Seals, Dolphins And Seabirds Killed Each Year By Fishing

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 3:10 pm | WWF

WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue’s latest report shows why cameras on fishing boats are essential to monitor and protect marine wildlife Hundreds of thousands of endangered marine animals are dying unnecessarily every year as a result of being accidentally ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Joins The Fight To Clean Up Deadly Marine Plastic Debris

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 8:36 am | WWF

‘Ghost Gear’ Is Haunting Our Oceans And Seas  Our oceans are being haunted by ‘Ghost Gear’. This abandoned or lost fishing gear is the deadliest form of plastic debris for marine life and is trashing our ocean and beaches around ... More >>

700 Russian Sturgeons Successfully Released Into The Danube River

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 6:07 am | WWF

The action contributes to the cross-border effort to increase the number of sturgeons in the Danube River. Seven hundred Russian sturgeons were released into the Danube on October 16, one week before the World Fish Migration Day (October 24). This is ... More >>

Ill-Conceived Flood Control System Is Halted On Hajógyári Island In The Hungarian Danube

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:10 am | WWF

The drastic reduction of wetland areas, pollution, overexploitation of freshwater resources and alteration of wetland habitats for decades has resulted in negative impacts to the Danube Basin ecosystem and the millions who depend on it. If the planned ... More >>

WWF’s Living Planet Report Reveals Average Two-thirds Decline In Wildlife Populations Since 1970

Friday, 11 September 2020, 7:18 am | WWF

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 released today, global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century. The decline is due in large part to the very ... More >>

How Floodplains Clean The Water Of The Danube: New Project For The Danube Basin

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:46 am | WWF

How do floodplain areas along the Danube contribute to improving water quality, and how can diverse interests be taken into account in their transboundary management? These questions are being addressed by a consortium funded by the European Union ... More >>

100-Year-Old Hungarian Forest At Tiszaug Falls Victim To Illegal Clear-Cutting, Again

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 7:01 am | WWF

Another illegal clear-cutting took place in a protected state forest area near Tiszaug in August. There was no serious prosecution after the first incident in January. According to WWF-Hungary , the current sad example also proves that as long as flood ... More >>