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A long-running court battle against a new opencast coal mine has been abandoned by the mining company today, but environmentalists are putting celebrations on hold.
Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts – the respective ministers for the environment and climate change – to take action and pass the National Policy Statement on Natural Hazard Decision Making (NPS-NHD) to help protect communit
Joint press release from Environmental Defence Society, WWF-New Zealand, Greenpeace Aotearoa, Forest & Bird
Amber Cayley and Samuel Salisbury have taken on the mantle of co-leaders for the new Taranaki Forest & Bird Youth hub.
Alex Stone looks at the challenges ahead for conservation as we head into 2024 with a new government and an uncertain climate future. Part 2 of 4.
Four years ago, Silvia Pinca embarked on an ambitious project to almost single-handedly rewild a freshly logged pine forest. This is her story.
After being locally extinct for more than a century, kiwi first returned to Wellington in 2000. How are they doing today? Alan Peck investigates.
Forest & Bird has received a letter from Hon Chris Bishop, Minister for Resource Management Reform, setting out government plans for reforms to the resource management process and getting rid of safeguards for freshwater.
Forest & Bird and the Environmental Defence Society are dismayed that the new Government has just rammed through a dramatic assault on Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment.
Forest & Bird is deeply disappointed at a just-released Environment Court decision that paves the way for a 60 hectare landfill to be created at Wayby Valley in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, despite the site being home to many threatened species and hab
Forest & Bird is calling on councils around the country to fix inadequate rules for vehicles on beaches after only one council – Dunedin City – scored the top ranking for protecting coastal species.
Thank you for helping celebrate a century of conservation mahi together! Here we feature some favourite moments from our centennial year so far, including a number of “firsts”.
Alex Stone looks at the challenges ahead for conservation as we head into 2024 with a new government and an uncertain climate future. Part 1 of 4.
Forest & Bird is expressing frustration and disappointment after yesterday’s announcement that Cabinet has agreed to replace the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM).
Members of our Te Puke Branch left a huge legacy for kōkako conservation when they fought to protect Rotoehu Forest 35 years ago. By Caroline Wood
Forest & Bird needs your help to get world-leading legislation over the line so we can manage pet cats for the first time in New Zealand’s history. By Amelia Geary
Three dedicated conservationists have won Forest & Bird Tī Kōuka awards for making a significant contribution to regional conservation over a long period.
New Zealand has been dishonoured with the infamous ‘Fossil of the Day’ award at COP28 for the newly formed government’s decision to overturn the existing world-leading ban on new oil and gas exploration.
Bushy Park Tarapuruhi in Whanganui, Ngaheretuku in South Auckland, Atawhai Whenua on Waiheke Island and tāiko Westland petrel breeding grounds on the West Coast are the latest nature sanctuaries to feature in 26 Forest & Bird Centennial.
Forest & Bird today warned that placing the climate change and environment portfolios outside of cabinet is a big risk when New Zealand’s trade with Europe hinges on climate action, Fonterra’s biggest customer is demanding climate action, and commun
The pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe has won Bird of the Century 2023.
Coromandel-based anti-mining group Ours Not Mines is in the High Court today challenging the Hauraki District Council’s decision to give OceanaGold – a large international mining company – access into nationally significant Coromandel public conservatio
The announcement of the winner of Bird of the Century will be delayed by two days following a massive influx of hundreds of thousands of votes.
High-school student Ruben Trimble is fortunate to have experienced te taiao nature in both the northern and southern hemisphere.
Some off-roaders are riding roughshod over nature and giving law-abiding
drivers a bad name. By Chelsea McGaw
Young people have played an important but overlooked role in conservation
over the past 100 years, says Emma Graham.
Forest & Bird says today’s announcement of six new marine reserves, in the south-east of the South Island, is a significant move towards protecting vulnerable Southern Ocean ecosystems.
Spiders play a huge part in keeping our natural world in balance, and their webs can be works of art. By Anne Graeme
Farmers, foresters and conservationists are all calling on political parties to commit to controlling the large mobs of browsing pests such as deer, goats, pigs, and wallabies now common across New Zealand.
Forest & Bird is concerned about the risk to endemic Westland petrels from a proposed industrial-scale mining operation south of Punakaiki. By Suzanne Hills, chair of Forest & Bird’s West Coast Branch.
The nation’s favourite election is back, and the stakes are higher than ever before. By Caroline Wood
A version of this story was first published in the Spring 2023 issue of Forest & Bird magazine.
Forest & Bird member Jill Visser set up a volunteer group to restore a former wetland on the Kāpiti Coast because she wanted to take hands-on action to help mitigate climate change.
The chief executives of Forest & Bird, WWF-New Zealand and the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) are deeply concerned following confirmation last night that National intends to cut the Department of Conservation’s (DOC's) budget by 6.5%.
Forest & Bird has teamed up with 26 New Zealand writers and artists to shine a light on the importance of volunteers working at-place to restore nature for future generations.
DNA data can give us tools to aid the recovery of yellow-eyed penguins
on the Aotearoa mainland, but only a change in human behaviour can give
them a fighting chance of avoiding extinction, as Jane Young explains.
Returning titipounamu to Bushy Park Tarapuruhi was a labour of love, with many working together to provide a safe new home for this tiny taonga.
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