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WWF-New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Kiwis Urged To Give Shane Jones ‘The Finger’

Monday, 20 May 2024, 8:18 am | WWF-New Zealand

New Zealanders are being called on to give Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones “the finger” in a cheeky new campaign that aims to dramatically boost marine protection in Aotearoa. More >>

WWF-New Zealand Appoints James Shaw To Its Leadership Team

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 7:00 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) New Zealand is delighted to be welcoming former Climate Change Minister and Green Party Co-Leader Hon. James Shaw to its Board of Trustees. More >>

Expanding Coal Mining In 21st Century An “absurd, Selfish Decision” Says WWF

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1:52 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Resources Minister Shane Jones announced today that the Government will ease the consenting process for setting up new coal mines or expanding existing ones. More >>

WWF-New Zealand Welcomes Proposal To Significantly Reduce Trawl Corridors In The Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 7:05 am | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand welcomes the announcement of a consultation process to significantly reduce the trawling corridors in Tīkapa Moana/the Hauraki Gulf. Proposing to take the ban from the current 29% to 74-89% of the Gulf is a decent step in the right ... More >>

Creating A Fisheries For The 21st Century Requires Ambition

Monday, 7 August 2023, 12:08 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand CEO Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb: “WWF-New Zealand welcomes the launch of the Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) today. We are pleased the industry recognises it must play a larger role in protecting our environment. This is an important ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Reacts To Formal Adoption Of High Seas Treaty

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 1:25 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand welcomes the formal adoption of the High Seas Treaty. This creates a framework to conserve marine life and restrain harmful activities in our ocean, and commits to protecting at least 30% of the high seas through the creation of new ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Statement On Prohibition Of Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill

Friday, 12 May 2023, 12:42 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Dr. Kayla Kingdon-Bebb, WWF-New Zealand CEO: “WWF-New Zealand is deeply disappointed that the Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill was defeated in Parliament this week at its first reading. Given our Government has recently advocated ... More >>

Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb Appointed Chief Executive Of WWF-New Zealand

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 3:08 pm | WWF-New Zealand

The WWF-New Zealand Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. The experienced and highly connected conservation leader comes to the role having previously served ... More >>

Bon Voyage To WWF-New Zealand’s Whale Tales

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:26 am | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand and Tāmaki Makaurau have bid a fond bon voyage to Whale Tales- the city’s largest public art trail. The 80 Tails, designed by New Zealand’s great artists and have decorated the city’s streets and public spaces since January, ... More >>

Devastating Ocean Practices The Focus Of New Egmont Street Mural

Monday, 7 March 2022, 7:18 am | WWF-New Zealand

An Orange Roughy is the subject of a new mural being painted this week in the Wellington CBD, as the New Zealand government faces renewed pressure to ban bottom trawling on seamounts, and seabed mining. The mural is being painted outside popular cafe ... More >>

WWF: Whale Tales Goes Global With A One-of-a-kind Virtual Trail!

Monday, 21 February 2022, 8:43 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Auckland’s largest public art trail of 2022 is opening to the world with a new virtual, interactive trail. From this Monday, the incredible immersive public art trail celebrating Aotearoa, art, and marine conservation is going global! 80 Tail ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand: New NDCs Are A Slap In The Face

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 7:24 pm | WWF-New Zealand

These new NDCs will not keep global temperatures to a 1.5C degrees of warming with decades of inaction set to continue. 31 October 2021 Instead of actually delivering ambitious NDCs or even merely adequate NDCs, this government has only tinkered with ... More >>

WWF: Porirua Restoration Project Launches Project #ReBlossomNZ

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 5:55 am | WWF-New Zealand

A Porirua restoration project is the first of a new collaboration between WWF-New Zealand & Botanica by Air Wick. Introducing Project #ReBlossomNZ Kohikohi ngā kākano, whakaritea te pārekereke, kia puāwai ngā hua Gather the seeds, prepare ... More >>

Hopefully, Tomorrow Will Deliver A Positive Sea Change For Tīkapa Moana, The Hauraki Gulf

Monday, 21 June 2021, 4:32 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand is thrilled to finally see the Government launch its strategy to revitalize the Gulf – based on Tai Timu Tai Pari/Sea Change - the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan, but it has taken too long. Since the time this project began ... More >>

Cameras On Boats - Finally, A Win For Transparency

Friday, 18 June 2021, 4:34 pm | WWF-New Zealand

After advocating for years, WWF-New Zealand is thrilled we are able to celebrate the Government's announcement to put cameras on over 300 commercial fishing boats. This long awaited announcement will improve the accountability and transparency in ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand: The Government Delivers A ‘Business As Usual’ Budget

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:38 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF's Kaihautū Taiao / Environmental Science Director, Dr Aroha Spinks, reacts to the Government's Business As Usual Budget: “ Te toto o te tangata, he kai; te oranga o te tangata, he whenua (While food provides the blood in my veins, our health ... More >>

Kiwi Collaboration Launches Innovative Tech That Could Help Save The World’s Most Endangered Dolphin

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:34 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Only around 63 Māui dolphins remain, putting the world’s most endangered dolphin on the brink of extinction. With little time to save this native taonga, WWF-New Zealand spearheaded a new collaboration between Government, scientists & ... More >>

WWF Reacts To Climate Change Commission Report: "Together, We Can Do This."

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 6:07 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand CEO, Livia Esterhazy, responds to the Climate Change Commission report released 31 January 2021: "The key takeaway from the Climate Change Commission report released today is simple: Together, we can do this. This analysis has shown ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Reviews Green Party's Ocean Policies

Sunday, 20 September 2020, 2:55 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Today the Green Party announced their “Thriving Oceans Plan” to highlight their Ocean policies to build a thriving ocean. Every single life on our planet is dependent on the ocean. It’s one of the world’s greatest resources. It produces food and ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Applauds Putting Farming Practices On The Agenda

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 2:56 pm | WWF-New Zealand

"We applaud the Green Party for putting unsustainable farming practices on the agenda this election. As was stated this week in WWF's Living Planet 2020 Report , we have seen a decline in global wildlife populations by 68% over the last 50 years. ... More >>





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