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Urgent need for more protection of Hector's dolphins

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:27 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says today's announcement of four Hector's dolphins killed in trawling nets highlights the urgent need for fishing innovation, and for more protection for endangered dolphin populations. More >>

Emerging Partnership for Energy Leadership

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:22 am | WWF

Tartu, 22 January 2019 - Climate change is one of the most serious threats to humanity. The ‘Partnership for New Energy Leadership’ sustainable energy conference will focus on building an energy-conscious, low-carbon future in Central and Eastern Europe ... More >>

WWF presents its highest award to the Carpathian Convention

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:33 am | WWF

WWF awarded today a Gift to the Earth, its highest award, to the Convention for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathian Mountains at a ceremony at the UN in Vienna. “WWF has given a Gift to the Earth, its highest award, to ... More >>

Hope for sturgeons

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:47 am | WWF

Hope for sturgeons as European states adopts action plan to save continent’s most endangered fish species More >>

International Govts call on NZ to protect Māui dolphins

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:18 pm | WWF

At the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, governments highlighted the plight of Māui dolphins, expressed concern over their lack of protection, and called on New Zealand to do more. The just-released formal record of the meeting ... More >>

WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:48 pm | WWF

Gland/Vienna, 30 October 2018 - Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 . The report, released ... More >>

100% possible to keep warming below 1.5°C

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:01 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says that today’s new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the science of keeping average global warming below 1.5°C shows both the real challenges we face and the opportunities we have to unlock a safe climate ... More >>

Overwhelming support for net zero target

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:12 pm | WWF

Overwhelming support for Zero Carbon Act setting net zero target WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the release of the over 15,000 submissions that New Zealanders made on the proposed new climate law, the Zero Carbon Bill. More >>

Death of critically-endangered Māui dolphin

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 7:10 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says that today's announcement that a Māui dolphin was found dead near Raglan on Sunday highlights the urgent need for more protection throughout their habitat. More >>

WWF NZ CEO Livia Esterhazy appointed to Treasury Board

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:20 am | WWF

Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has appointed Livia Esterhazy as a new non-executive director on the Treasury’s Board. More >>

WWF welcomes progress on electronic catch reporting

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:46 pm | WWF

Environmental group WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the announcement by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that electronic catch and position reporting will be implemented across the entire fishing fleet. More >>

WWF wins an important court case for Pirin

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 12:10 pm | WWF

SOFIA, 27 April 2018 – WWF and other NGOs of the For the Nature coalition have won a court case against the government of Bulgaria’s plans to open Pirin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bulgaria’s premier protected area, up to ... More >>

Welcome end to new offers for offshore oil exploration

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 10:49 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the government will not issue any further block offers for offshore oil and gas exploration. While Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods releases a block offer for limited ... More >>

The Biggest Earth Hour Yet

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 4:07 pm | WWF

Millions of people came together this weekend for the biggest Earth Hour in history. On Saturday night, people from a record 188 countries and territories participated, while close to 18,000 landmarks and monuments around the world switched off their ... More >>

NZ sea lion killed in fishing net highlights urgent action

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 3:23 pm | WWF

A New Zealand sea lion drowning this week in a squid fishing net in the Auckland Islands highlights the need to urgently address questions about the effectiveness of Sea Lion Exclusion Devices (SLEDs). More >>

Concerns with suggestion to “scrap” fishing monitoring

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:45 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is deeply concerned by suggestions from the new Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that he might “scrap” plans to put cameras on fishing boats. More >>

WWF appeals decision on Pirin National Park

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 11:39 am | WWF

Sofia, Bulgaria (9 February 2018) – WWF has appealed in court the alarming new changes to the management plan that would allow construction in up to 48 per cent of Pirin National Park, a World Heritage site that is home to bears, chamois, wolves ... More >>

World Wetlands Day warning

Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:03 am | WWF

Planned hydropower projects in the Danube River basin could harm wildlife and local communities Vienna – On the eve of World Wetlands Day – 2 February – WWF warns that hydropower projects threaten to harm the habitats of rare and endangered river ... More >>

Ski resort construction causing irreversible damage to Pirin

Monday, 29 January 2018, 9:52 am | WWF

Sofia, Bulgaria (29 January 2018) – Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s most important biodiversity hotspots, has suffered irreparable damage from the construction and expansion of Bansko ski resort, reveals a WWF report published today. The analysis ... More >>

Government urged to stand strong against fishing lobbyists

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 4:54 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is pleased to hear that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in our fisheries management system. WWF agrees that it is vital to protect public access to information about ... More >>