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Sharks are being cruelly killed in longline fisheries to retain hooks, according to fisheries observer reports released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act.
Forest & Bird strongly backs the Government’s suggestion that pine forests should not be counted as permanent carbon sinks in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Today on World Wetlands Day, eleven non-governmental organisations are launching a new campaign, Every Wetland Counts He Puipuiaki Ia Rohe Kōreporepo, calling for the Prime Minister to set a goal of doubling the extent of natural wetlands in Aotearoa by
Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading conservation organisation, Forest & Bird, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Toki as its new Chief Executive, as the society approaches its one-hundredth year of giving nature a voice.
Forest & Bird is welcoming Government plans to update conservation laws, with Chief Executive Kevin Hague saying it is time to design a system that is fit for purpose in the 21st century.
Forest & Bird is calling on He Waka Eke Noa to put their plan to price agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the bin because even He Waka Eke Noa says it wont actually cut emissions.
Forest & Bird is launching a series of confronting billboards this Monday in main centres throughout the country, pointing to the Government’s lack of action on basic environment and climate protection.
Mana whenua around the country are thinking about different ways of restoring the mauri of the whenua they are responsible for. We hear and know that people are wanting to help Te Taiao but currently there are barriers.
As the West Coast whitebaiting season closes this Sunday, Forest & Bird is reminding everyone of new rules for 2022, and asking for meaningful management measures to save our endangered native fish.
A bat has won New Zealand’s 2021 Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau.
This is the first time New Zealand’s only land mammal has been included in Forest & Bird’s annual contest, and it has flown away with the title.
An out-of-control invasion of wild deer, pigs, and goats is destroying New Zealand’s future forests and carbon sinks, says Forest & Bird.
The massive holes in the Government's climate change discussion document show Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to tell ministers to get on with it, says Forest & Bird.
For the first time ever, New Zealand’s native bats have flown into Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau.
Lasting seabed protection needed after Supreme Crt call
Forest & Bird is calling out the Government for backtracking on crucial freshwater reforms and has written a letter to Environment Minister David Parker vowing to fight the changes.
As Forest & Bird launches a landmark legal case for future generations, youth leader Gemma Marnane explains why she is standing up to stop a new coal mine in her home town. By Caroline Wood
Forest & Bird says the country needs strong rules on farming inputs, like fertiliser and stocking rates, after a report has shown problems with the widely used on-farm pollution modeling tool Overseer.
Forest & Bird is concerned that the process being run by the Far North District Council to review its Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw will result in the bylaw providing for vehicle use on beaches in a manner that is inconsistent with the New Zealand Coast
Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to progress nature-based solutions to climate change ahead of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, due out today.
Forest & Bird is acting on behalf of future generations in taking the Southland District Council to court over coal exploration expansion, says Chief Executive Kevin Hague.
Joint press release from Forest & Bird Youth, Forest & Bird, Greenpeace Aotearoa, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero, WWF-New Zealand, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, School Strike 4 Climate NZ, and Parents for Climate Aotearoa.
Forest & Bird submitted to Auckland Council on the Animal Management Bylaw review. Forest & Bird has for many years had a strong interest and involvement in the greater Auckland area and has a long-standing interest in improving biodiversity and
Forest & Bird is urging government to continue collaborative reforms to build a better future for people and planet, with clean water, healthy landscapes, and climate change resilience.
Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to focus on delivering clean and healthy freshwater for New Zealand in spite of pressure from some in the agriculture industry.
It is our good fortune and legacy to have both Māori and scientific names to describe the natural world around us. By Ann Graeme
Four of New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations are urging the Government to defend native species and human health by setting a nitrate pollution limit under one milligram per litre for waterways.
Forest & Bird welcomes the release of the draft purpose of the Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA) but wants a clearer hierarchy to put preserving nature first.
Anne Denny’s outstanding work for more than two decades for the Forest & Bird’s North Shore branch and her leading role in the restoration of Tuff Crater has been recognised with the organisation’s Ti Kōuka Award.
Forest & Bird’s Southland branch has been honoured with the organisation’s Branch Award in recognition of its outstanding restoration and advocacy work over many years to protect nature in one of New Zealand’s most extensive and diverse regions.
The Government needs to urgently consider how to stop new or expanded coal mines in New Zealand to keep climate warming to safe levels, says Forest & Bird.
The Government needs to be more ambitious with its plans to restore the Hauraki Gulf back to the thriving ocean ecosystem it was only a few generations ago.
A new Forest & Bird report gives a stark warning that ongoing damage by introduced browsing pests causes native habitats to bleed stored carbon.
Forest & Bird is celebrating the Government’s announcement to put cameras on over 300 commercial fishing boats.
Forest & Bird has won a High Court legal decision confirming tarakihi catch limit decisions must put sustainability before the commercial interests of the fishing industry.
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