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Documents obtained by Forest & Bird show that for decades, regional council drainage pumps have been brutally killing native eels as they attempt to swim to the ocean to breed.
Forest & Bird today releases drone footage of once-in-a-decade rich red heavy flowering of northern rātā.
On World Wetlands Day (Friday 2 February), Forest & Bird has issued a warning that New Zealand’s unique wetlands are in crisis, and will continue to degrade unless more is done to protect them.
Over sixty global organisations have singled out two major New Zealand fisheries in a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council, heavily criticising the agency for certifying fisheries as sustainable, despite their destructive environmental impacts.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservation’s decision to join the appeal of the Te Kuha coal mine project.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act.
Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar imag
At least two North Island regional councils appear to have ignored their own reports showing farms run within environmental limits return better results than those dependent on irrigation schemes.
The country’s largest environmental organisations have sent an open letter to the Government this morning, calling for an end to new fossil fuel expansion.
Forest & Bird’s original request for information on the Kauri Dieback Programme was made on the 17th of August.
Forest & Bird welcomes news that the Biosecurity and Conservation Ministers are taking a stronger approach to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI ) management of the kauri dieback programme and looks forward to engaging with MPI in the developm
Forest & Bird calls on the new government – which has staked its reputation on dealing with climate change – to recognise the critical role our natural world plays not only in our economy, but also in protecting us against the worst impacts of clima
A proposed new opencast coal mine on West Coast reserve and conservation land would push threatened species, including the great spotted kiwi, closer to extinction.
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Forest & Bird says it’s unnacceptable that 44 dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty in the last year, with over half of them being killed.
A group of international seabird scientists will be among the first using the reopened highway to Kaikoura tomorrow.
Our beloved Bird of the Year is now internationally endangered.
Plans to dredge Coromandel Harbour for a new marina could cause damage to the coastal environment and release toxic metals that present a risk to human health, says Forest & Bird.
Preserving natural systems that buffer Auckland from increased heat, drought, storms, and rising sea level is essential to protecting the city from impacts of climate change, says Forest & Bird.
Two species of kiwi are on the road to recovery after years of coordinated work to save them, and our other kiwi species would benefit from a similar level of resourcing.
Forest & Bird is appealing the decision to grant resource consent to the proposed Te Kuha open cast coal mine, near Westport.
Auckland Councillors have the opportunity on Tuesday to vote to save the region’s kauri forests, the Council should not have to do this alone and needs more support from central government, says Forest & Bird.
“Stop visiting the Waitakere Ranges forests until it’s safe for our kauri, or risk losing them forever” is the plea from leading conservation organisations, who are urging the public to respect a rāhui by local mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki, and help st
Forest & Bird is calling for closures of selected set net fisheries, in response to new international research that highlights the risk they pose to endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins.
Forest & Bird has today sent an open letter to the company proposing to conduct seismic blasting in blue whale habitat, urging them to abandon the project.
Nearly half the breeding population of endangered hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) on the island sanctuary of Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) have disappeared at sea, and Forest & Bird says the evidence indicates they most likely drowned in a commercial set
Forest & Bird is warning that today’s decision to grant consent for an opencast coal mine on public land – some of it on New Zealand’s conservation estate – could push great spotted kiwi and other endangered species such as South Island fernbird and
Forest & Bird is claiming a huge victory for nature following a Government announcement that New Zealand’s conservation lands will be safe from new mining.
Scuppered plans to farm salmon off Rakiura National Park is a predictable outcome of an ill-conceived raid on a pristine environment and on taxpayer money.
A new climate report being released today must spur New Zealand’s political and industrial leaders into reducing greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of who takes the reins of government later today, says Forest & Bird.
The future of a West Coast public reserve will be debated at a High Court hearing in Christchurch tomorrow.
Bird of the Year has been rocked by scandal on the first day of competition with someone making over a hundred fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron.
Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins today.
The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face.
An important habitat for New Zealand’s only know population of critically endangered blue whale is now at risk from destructive seabed mining after an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ruling today.
The kea has been crowned New Zealand’s Bird of the Year after two weeks of heated campaigning.
29 September 2017
Rt. Hon. Bill English
Leader, National Party
Jacinda Adern MP
Leader, Labour Party
Rt. Hon. Winston Peters
Leader, New Zealand First Party
James Shaw MP
Co Leader, Green Party
As the mining industry meets in Christchurch, Forest & Bird warns that emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau would equate to increasing New Zealand’s annual emissions by 10%.
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