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Scrapping Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary A ‘Huge Blow’ For Marine Protection

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 1:03 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

The Government’s announcement that it will scrap plans for a vast marine sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands is ‘shameful’ and will make it impossible for Aotearoa New Zealand to meet its international commitments, says the World Wide Fund for Nature ... More >>

Rhino Poaching Toll Reaches New High

Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:31 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

Rhino Poaching Toll Reaches New High Cape Town, January 10, 2013 – Rhino poaching statistics released today by the South African government reveal that a record 668 rhinos were killed across the country in 2012, an increase of nearly 50 per cent ... More >>

Girl, 15, steps forward to save endangered dolphin

Monday, 11 January 2010, 11:12 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

Fifteen year old Christchurch Avonside High School student Aescleah[1] Hawkins has an unusual resolution for 2010 - this year, she has pledged to help stop the extinction of New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphins. It's an apt resolution for the new ... More >>

True impact of New Zealand’s fisheries unknown

Friday, 31 July 2009, 2:45 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF-New Zealand is calling on the Government to fund more scientific research into the full impacts of fisheries on New Zealand’s marine ecosystems, following a statement by the Minister of Fisheries today applauding New Zealand’s fisheries for being ... More >>

Illegal Set Net Spotted From Helicopter

Tuesday, 3 February 2004, 3:10 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

An illegal set gillnet was found last Saturday as scientists in a helicopter were finishing an aerial survey of the critically endangered Maui's dolphin, along the west coast of the North Island. The net was found 2km north of Port Waikato, just ... More >>

Fight For Endangered Maui's Dolphin Takes To Sky

Friday, 30 January 2004, 1:43 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

The first stage of an aerial survey of the Maui's dolphin has just been completed. Maui's are critically endangered - the population is thought to number fewer than 100. A team of scientists from the University of Otago and the Department of Conservation ... More >>

Russian Ratification Of The Kyoto Protocol

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 1:46 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

The results of yesterday's elections to the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, show that Russian ratification is still on track and that final ratification could take place after the Presidential elections in March 2004, said WWF today. More >>

Two dead Hector's dolphins in 48 hours

Wednesday, 12 November 2003, 1:20 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF is calling on the government to immediately move forward the long overdue species recovery plan for the Hector's dolphin. Two deaths in the last 48 hours highlight how urgently this plan is needed. The butchered carcass of a Hector's dolphin was ... More >>

Fishers Who Break Set Net Ban Now Face $20k Fine

Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 3:19 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF commends the government decision to increase the fine from $250 to a maximum of $20,000 for recreational fishers who break the Maui's dolphin set net ban along the North Island West Coast. The Minister of Fisheries in January 2003 approved a ... More >>

Pacific nations join forces to save the whales

Friday, 15 August 2003, 11:03 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

Auckland, New Zealand - WWF today hails 11 Pacific nations for their leadership in establishing an unprecedented number of national whale sanctuaries. Together, the sanctuaries will cover over 28 million sq. km of ocean and create a blueprint for ... More >>

Maui's Dolphin Death: Government Off The Hook This

Tuesday, 10 June 2003, 2:14 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

A dead Maui's dolphin was reported last week by a member of the public at O'Neills Beach, North of the Manukau Harbour entrance. The autopsy results came in yesterday from Massey University showing that it died as a result of natural causes. More >>

Fight to save our piece of earth: World Earth Day

Wednesday, 23 April 2003, 12:13 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

22 April 2003 is World Earth Day. There has never been a more critical time to focus on the state of our planet, according to WWF. More >>

No Protection From Trawling For Maui’s Dolphin

Monday, 27 January 2003, 9:16 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF congratulates the Minister of Fisheries on new protection measures for Maui’s dolphin but further calls for protection of the critically endangered dolphin from trawl fishing in the North Island’s upper west coast. This call follows the release ... More >>

Min. of Conservation must use all his influence

Thursday, 29 August 2002, 4:41 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

Already delayed by nearly two months, the Minister of Fisheries is due to announce measures to protect the critically endangered North Island Hector's dolphin from fishing on the west coast of the North Island. More >>

World Oceans Day: Protection For Albatrosses

Thursday, 6 June 2002, 9:20 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

New Zealand still does not have a National Plan of Action for the protection of seabirds, almost a year after signing the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels in Canberra. More >>

Imaginative approach needed to set netting ban

Wednesday, 24 October 2001, 12:47 am | World Wide Fund For Nature

Fishers need support in adapting to a set netting ban protecting North Island Hector’s dolphins, rather than a weaker ban which will further endanger the world’s rarest marine dolphin, says WWF. More >>

WWF and Whale Conservation – position statement

Monday, 30 July 2001, 3:11 pm | World Wide Fund For Nature

Following recent reports in the New Zealand media, WWF New Zealand wishes to clearly outline its position on whale conservation and the International Whaling Commission (IWC). More >>




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