Almost two million hectares of New Zealand’s conservation land is classed as specially protected, but the Government wants to create a precedent by bartering them away. Our legal team is working to ensure that the specially protected Ruahine Forest Park isn’t carved up, reclassified and bartered away to be flooded by an irrigation dam. With your support, Forest & Bird will continue to defend our native forests and the laws that protect them.
We're New Zealand’s leading independent voice for nature, and we’re working to ensure that all our oceans will be covered by the proposed Marine Protected Areas Act. With your support, Forest & Bird will continue to defend our oceans and our marine species.
Six Years Since Canterbury’s Democratic Voice Was Silenced
Apr 29, 2016
This Saturday, a coalition of Cantabrians will gather at Cathedral Square’s stone cairn to observe the loss of regional democracy and the ongoing degradation of the region&... Read more
Water report highlights non-compliance
Apr 27, 2016
While it is good to see progress being made by dairy farmers on many environmental issues, the Water Accord report released today also highlights that this good work is being let down by persistent... Read more
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Big climate goal challenge for Paula Bennett
Paula Bennett, the incoming climate change minister, has a big challenge to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement by increasing New Zealand...... Read more