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Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:02 pm | WWF

The search is on for big, bold, game-changing ideas and new solutions to New Zealand’s greatest environmental challenges, such as freshwater quality, climate change, species decline and invasive pests. More >>

Great Kererū Count takes to the skies

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:11 am | WWF

The Great Kererū Count (GKC) takes flight today and New Zealanders across the county are asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn't – found. Join the Count at www.greatkererucount.nz More >>

WWF launches last-ditch effort to save wild sturgeons

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:49 pm | WWF

WWF launches last-ditch effort to save the world’s wild sturgeons Vienna, Austria – With most sturgeon species heading for extinction, WWF today announced a new global strategy to tackle the threats facing the world’s most endangered group ... More >>

Taking Wildlife Tracking to Next Level

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 11:11 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards winner DroneCounts is taking wildlife tracking to the next level in the urgent fight to stem the tragic loss of species, both locally and globally. More >>

New Zealanders call for better protection for NZ sea lions

Monday, 28 August 2017, 4:13 pm | WWF

New Colmar Brunton polling released today shows that an overwhelming number of New Zealanders want the government to do more to protect endangered NZ sea lions from being accidentally caught and killed in fishing nets. More >>

WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation winner RiverWatch

Friday, 25 August 2017, 4:32 pm | WWF

A game-changer solution to New Zealand’s freshwater emergency, WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards winner the RiverWatch Water Sensor is heading towards commercial market production. As a 2016 Conservation Innovation Awards winner, $25,000 ... More >>

Squid Fishing and NZ Sea Lions

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:27 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand, today cautiously welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries' new draft squid fishing plan and called for precautionary action to save the New Zealand sea lion. The ‘Squid 6T Operational Plan’, released ... More >>

Livia Esterhazy appointed CEO of WWF-New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 10:30 am | WWF

An experienced and highly connected business leader has been appointed to the helm of WWF-New Zealand. More >>

New WWF report: Illegal wildlife trafficking

Monday, 17 April 2017, 7:57 pm | WWF

A new WWF report published today urges for additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world’s most ecologically important places, including World Heritage ... More >>

Death of Hector's Dolphins

Friday, 31 March 2017, 3:04 pm | WWF

Hector’s dolphin fatalities may highlight need for thorough investigation of marine mammal bycatch More >>

FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:23 pm | WWF

Vienna – WWF welcomes FSC’s decision today to disassociate from woodindustry company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS), and calls on the company to take action against illegal timber trade and address weaknesses in its management of timber. More >>

Open letter calling for action on climate change

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:26 pm | WWF

Just home from United Nations (UN) climate talks in Marrakech, Climate Change Minister, Paula Bennett was sent an open letter today from businesses, health professionals, climate scientists, academics, faith groups, and prominent New Zealanders calling ... More >>

$75,000 Awarded to Conservation Innovators

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 1:48 pm | WWF

Using drone trackers for wildlife research, monitoring health of waterways and developing an app to help Kauri conservation – these are the winning ideas of WWF’s 2016 Conservation Innovation Awards, announced today. More >>

New Report Gives Stark Warning on State of NZ’s Oceans

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 2:19 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand calls the new report ‘Our Marine Environment’, released today, a stark warning on the state of New Zealand’s oceans. More >>

Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:32 pm | WWF

Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales: Time for the world to tackle the threat More >>

Good news on Māui dolphins no excuse for inaction

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11:29 am | WWF

Today’s news that the number of Māui dolphins has probably increased is welcomed by conservation organisation WWF. More >>

Lure, Trap & Retreat captures NZ innovation

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 1:02 pm | WWF

Simple and sophisticated, a clever trap design is taking lizard capture and monitoring to the next level. More >>

Community conservation meets NZ innovation

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 1:23 pm | WWF

This is the founding principle of innovative iwi-led Uawanui Project which seeks to integrate conservation efforts alongside economic, social and cultural development and education. The project was a 2015 WWF Conservation Innovation Awards (CIA) winner. More >>

Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:31 pm | WWF

Are you an inventor, an innovator, a creator? Could $25,000 help turn your idea into reality? More >>

Endangered dolphin death deserves proper investigation

Friday, 16 September 2016, 2:01 pm | WWF

The government today released a limited report on its failure to prosecute fish dumping outlined in Operation Achilles report, but has failed to address why an endangered Hector’s dolphin death that was caught on camera was never officially reported, ... More >>