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Forest & Bird has today released shocking helicopter footage of rugged Russell State Forest days ahead of an aerial 1080 operation planned to turn around the fortune of this collapsing forest.
Forest & Bird has told Parliament’s Environment Committee this morning that New Zealand must become a global leader in tackling the oceans plastic crisis.
A big thanks to our Central Otago and Wanaka Lakes branch for developing these nesting box plans. They can be modified for other bird species, and are designed to be very difficult for rats and stoats to climb into.
Forest & Bird says skyrocketing tahr numbers has clearly shown that hunting organisations are not able to adequately control the goat species' population.
New research out today confirms New Zealand’s native freshwater fish are in dire straits, says Forest & Bird.
A proposal to allow dogs in Westland Tai Poutini National Park breaches the National Parks Act and puts endangered kiwi at risk, says Forest & Bird.
Cutting the number of farm animals in New Zealand – recommended in a Productivity Commission report out today – is a win-win for the climate and for fresh water, says Forest & Bird.
New research shows methane - a greenhouse gas which New Zealand produces vast amounts of - is not the benign gas some are trying to paint it as, says Forest & Bird.
New Zealand’s only known population of blue whale has been granted a reprieve from the imminent threat of experimental seabed mining, and conservationists are celebrating.
Whitebait season is opening around the country, and Forest & Bird says commercial whitebaiting needs to stop while four of the five native fish species are in danger of extinction.
A major new report released today by Forest & Bird reveals regional councils are not properly enforcing the rules in some of our biggest dairy farming regions.
The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to front up to New Zealanders on the dire state of their Kauri Dieback Programme, following the release of memos from MPI to their Minister.
New Zealand’s largest conservation organisation and largest farming group have agreed to work together to promote best environmental practice in New Zealand’s farming sector.
Forest & Bird has announced it is closing all its reserves with wild kauri to the public, and is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to provide communities and land owners with desperately needed national directions for managing the
In what amounts to political sabotage, officials from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals are opening new areas to mining prospecting across vast swathes of public conservation land – in spite of the the Government pledge that "there will be no new mines
Cats are the most common companion animals in New Zealand. However, cats are also highly efficient predators, and are known to kill all kinds of native wildlife, including birds, lizards and insects.
New Zealand is the undisputed seabird capital of the world.
We have more threatened seabird species than anywhere else in the world and the highest number of seabirds that breed nowhere else in the world.
The government agency in charge of biosecurity is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate.
The seas around New Zealand are the riskiest in the world for seabirds eating plastic rubbish, Forest & Bird has warned MPs, ahead of Plastic Free July.
Waiheke Island may be possum free but there are many other pests such as rats, stoats and feral cats that threaten our native flora and fauna.
Forest & Bird has announced the winners of the organisation's top honours at its awards dinner this evening. These include:
Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on today’s announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine.
The health and safety of our volunteers and staff is a top priority and we are committed to ensuring that working for nature is safe, healthy and enjoyable.
Due process is at risk, says Forest & Bird, in a proposal to build a hydro-electric scheme on conservation land.
Revelations from the latest leaked MPI report show yet another eco-certified fishery appears to have kept its ‘sustainable’ certification by hiding widespread fish-dumping and misleading customers.
New Zealand is home to over 200 native bird species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
When you're identifying a bird, it's important to take notes about how the bird looked, sounded, or behaved.
Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent.
The fishing industry has serious questions to answer after a report from 2012 revealed alleged illegal fish dumping by hoki fishers was ignored by MPI fisheries managers, while the fishery continued to be certified internationally as sustainable.
Forest & Bird is calling for better planning to protect people and wildlife, following a new report on climate change adaptation.
Create a wetland in your backyard, and you’ll quickly become popular with your feathered friends.
For the first time, the Department of Conservation’s Natural Heritage budget (inflation adjusted) has increased beyond 08/09 baseline levels, says Forest & Bird.
Recreational fishing is a major threat to our seabirds. They can get caught on hooks, nets and other fishing gear.
Forest & Bird is applauding Beef and Lamb NZ for its new commitment to a carbon neutral industry by 2050.
Native plants and shrubs are the best way to attract native birds to your garden.
They can provide shelter, food, and nesting places in your backyard. Any garden can be made more attractive to wildlife, even if it is only small.
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