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Widely considered an underdog, the valiant hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) has smashed the feathered ceiling to win Bird of the Year, a first for seabirds in the competition's 14 year history.
Forest & Bird says rare native bats desperately need better protection in Hamilton, before they disappear from the region.
Forest & Bird says that new evidence showing that Hector’s and Māui dolphins are often present off the Taranaki coast is further support for a precautionary approach towards fishing and other threats.
Forest & Bird is applauding the passage of the Zero Carbon Bill though Parliament today, 119 votes to 1.
Forest & Bird says a new Government strategy for the minerals and petroleum sector lacks the urgency needed to address the biodiversity and climate crises.
Amid fevered Bird of the Year campaigning, Forest & Bird has issued a mid-election voting result update.
Forest & Bird says a Court of Appeal decision allowing local councils to regulate fishing activity is hugely significant for New Zealand’s coastal environment.
The agriculture industry has agreed to make a plan for pricing their carbon emissions, but not with the urgency that’s needed.
More of New Zealand’s natural treasures could go under the bulldozer if the government adopts an urban development policy as proposed, says Forest & Bird.
Environment, health, recreation, and water infrastructure groups have come together to support four essential policies to save fresh water in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Ministry for the Environment’s latest report on the state of New Zealand’s oceans makes clear New Zealand is failing to do even the minimum for our oceans, which are in a state of crisis.
Forest & Bird is concerned that about five hectares of a Significant Natural Area could be destroyed by OceanaGold's planned tailings dump near Waihi.
New Zealand’s longest-running conservation magazine has just been added to the National Library’s Papers Past website.
New Zealanders will be able to vote for a whole flock of their favourite native birds in Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year contest this year.
Forest & Bird has released a proposal for a new sea lion protection area off the remote Auckland Islands calling it a win-win for New Zealand sea lions and commercial squid fishing.
Greenhouse gas emissions could double the acidity of New Zealand’s oceans within 80 years, damaging sea life and the fishing industry, says a new report by Forest & Bird.
New Zealand's new fresh water regulation rules will have no major impacts on the national economy, according to an independent report just out.
A new species of endangered moth is living on conservation land slated for an open-cast coal mine.
Forest & Bird says the government urgently needs to fund wallaby control, before the pest reaches plague proportions.
This information sheet will help branch members and other Forest & Bird supporters attend local public meetings to defend strong freshwater rules. Our goal is to speak up for a healthy environment and balance industry voices.
Forest & Bird is welcoming a new Government policy on fresh water, which will go a long way to restore waterways in New Zealand by curbing pollution and improving protection for wetland habitats.
The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) and the National Environment Standard (NES) have the potential to reverse or cement New Zealand’s freshwater crisis.
Joint press release of Forest & Bird, Fish & Game, Operation Pātiki Ngāti Hori ki Kohupatiki, Whitewater New Zealand, and Jet Boating New Zealand:
The dairy industry’s decision to disband an environmental leaders group that includes representatives from outside the industry undermines the credibility and accountability of the industry’s attempts to reduce freshwater pollution, Forest & Bird sa
The Advertising Standards Authority has determined a Forest & Bird advertisement about freshwater degradation is responsible and truthful, despite a number of complaints being made.
Forest & Bird is celebrating the success of a campaign to protect the wild Waitaha River from a hydro scheme.
Voting dates have been announced for one of New Zealand’s most hotly anticipated annual elections – Forest & Bird’s competition for Bird of the Year.
An estimated 30 hoiho deaths in commercial set nets in the most recent annual data underlines the urgent need for action to stop the mainland population of the world’s rarest penguins becoming extinct, Forest and Bird says.
Forest & Bird says WWF-NZ's plan for protecting Māui dolphins is based on testing unproven methods on a species that is almost extinct, and is urging the Government to reject the proposal.
The Government’s proposed rescue plan must be strengthened because it is the last chance to save Māui dolphins from extinction and secure the future for Hector’s dolphins, Forest & Bird says.
Rat numbers have soared to record winter levels in the Waitakere ranges' largest conservation project and emergency efforts are underway to protect endangered kōkako and other native wildlife.
On the opening day of the whitebait season, Forest & Bird is calling for bold steps to save the four endangered native fish in the whitebait catch from extinction.
Forest & Bird is urging the government not to fund an environmentally damaging marina development in Coromandel.
An “incredibly exciting” find of a new population of native giant kokopu has been made on Waiheke Island.
New Zealand faces a stark choice between a “business as usual” march to extinction of 4000 native species or a new Biodiversity Strategy that puts nature at the heart of everything we do.
Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.
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