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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 >>

Blockchain Project Could Revolutionise Seafood Industry

Monday, 8 January 2018, 1:12 pm | WWF

New Blockchain Project has Potential to Revolutionise Seafood Industry Environmental organisation WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to ... More >>

Bulgaria moves to open Pirin National Park to construction

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 11:53 am | WWF

Bulgarian government silently moves to open almost half of Pirin National Park to construction despite public concerns Sofia, 29 December 2017 - In a surreptitious move, the government of Bulgaria approved on Thursday alarming new changes to the ... More >>

New squid plan a step towards protection for NZ sea lions

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 7:13 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand cautiously welcomes the new southern squid fishing plan (the ‘SQU6T Operational Plan’) released by Minister for Fisheries Stuart Nash today as a first step towards protecting New Zealand sea lions. More >>

Govt allows new seismic blasting in Māui dolphin habitat

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:45 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand says that the New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 63 Māui dolphins by allocating oil and gas exploration rights within Māui dolphin habitat off Taranaki. More >>

WWF-NZ's Conservation Innovation Award Winners

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 7:42 pm | WWF

Out of a record-breaking 47 entries, the three winning ideas of WWF-New Zealand’s 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards, announced tonight are: a high-tech thermal imaging solution for invasive species’ management; a device that detects real-time E. coli ... More >>

Government has ‘Historic Opportunity’ to Restore NZ Nature

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:04 pm | WWF

The new government has an historic opportunity to unlock a future where New Zealanders thrive in harmony with nature, says environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Worrying Report Sparks Need for New Climate Law

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 1:28 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand calls Parliament to pass a new climate law, in response to today’s ‘Our Atmosphere and Climate 2017’ report that highlights how climate change is harming our country, environment, and people. More >>

Two Days Left to Find Conservation Innovation’s Bold Ideas

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:47 am | WWF

There are two days left to enter big, bold ideas and new solutions to New Zealand’s greatest environmental challenges, such as freshwater quality, climate change, species decline and invasive pests. More >>

More Action Needed to Address Fishing Threat

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:21 pm | WWF

New research published today shows that more action is needed to reduce accidental catch of endangered New Zealand sea lions in fishing nets, said environmental organsiation WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Flap, Flap and Away – Great Kererū Count closes Sunday

Friday, 29 September 2017, 10:39 am | WWF

The Great Kererū Count (GKC) team needs New Zealanders across the county to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn't – found. The annual count closes this Sunday, 1 October, ... More >>

App to Combat Kauri Dieback Disease

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:46 pm | WWF

There is a game-changing tool on the way in the war against kauri dieback disease which is having a devastating effect on New Zealand’s native forests. More >>