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Auckland's rare bats could get a badly needed boost if a government plan to strengthen environmental policy goes through, says Forest & Bird.
Summary of Forest & Bird's submission to Department of Conservation on whitebait management:
New Zealand’s six whitebait species are at risk. If something urgent is not done to conserve these species, they could be lost forever.
Barry Coates explains how his new charity Mindful Money is helping New Zealanders choose KiwiSaver funds that are good for nature as well as their retirement nest egg.
Forest & Bird has presented government ministers Stuart Nash and Eugenie Sage with a 10,481-signature petition, and over 3000 individual submissions calling for an end to the commercial fishing practices the government estimates kill up to 14,400 se
Joint statement from Forest & Bird and National Wetland Trust
Forest & Bird says it is a national disgrace that authorities continue green-lighting Bathurst Resources' coal mining activities, despite the company being a repeat environmental offender.
Giant seabirds will be created in the sands of Wellington this Friday, January 24, to raise awareness of endangered seabirds around New Zealand.
Commercial long-line fishers appear to be failing to report bycatch the vast majority of the time, says Forest & Bird.
Giant seabirds will be created in the sand at Long Bay Regional Park this Sunday, January 19, to raise awareness of endangered seabirds around Auckland’s coasts.
Endangered seabirds will continue to die under weak new regulations for commercial longline fishing, Forest & Bird says.
Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to demand better regulations for the endangered native fish that make up the whitebait catch.
New research points to fishing bycatch as a major cause of the alarming decline of Antipodean albatrosses.
Forest & Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird, saying this is the year New Zealanders have a chance to turn things around for more than 35 species of struggling native seabird that were captured by fishing boats last year.
Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nash’s decision to allow tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable, and Forest & Bird is seeking a judicial review of the decision.
Award-winning advertising agency Colenso BBDO has been working with Forest & Bird on a new predator-free poster campaign.
Nesting banded dotterels and special coastal daisies will have better protection thanks to a new planned bylaw banning driving on a large stretch of Marlborough's coastline affected by uplift after the Kaikōura earthquake.
Hard work from South Auckland residents has led to a drop in rat and possum numbers in the South-East Wildlink, despite challenging mast year conditions.
Joint statement: Forest & Bird and Federated Farmers
Kōkako nests have been hard hit by rats at Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.
Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to back strong rules to protect penguins, albatross, and other seabirds from fishing nets and hooks, as the Government releases its National Plan of Action on Seabirds for consultation.
Conservationists are relieved after this year’s migratory tītī/sooty shearwater finally returned to a colony on the Otago Peninsula.
Unconsented works have been carried out in a Coromandel coastal wetland by a council that should be enforcing environmental laws – not breaking them, says Forest & Bird.
As whitebait season ends, Forest & Bird is calling for action to protect endangered native fish before it’s too late.
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.
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