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The Government agency charged with regulating mining under the Crown Minerals Act has been captured by industry, the State Services Commission (SSC) inquiry into private spies Thompson and Clark revealed today.
The Minister of Fisheries is tinkering around the edges of crayfish management while the crayfish population on Auckland’s doorstep collapses towards extinction, says Forest & Bird.
In this issue you can read about how Forest & Bird is working to return whio and kākā to the Catlins.
Forest & Bird is calling on anti-1080 protestors to tell police who shot the weka left on Parliament steps at an anti-1080 rally on 12th September.
Do harakeke display a different flower colour depending on the landscape they inhabit? Di Lucas, a landscape planner and ecologist, needs your help to find out the answer
Forest & Bird is considering legal action in response to Hutt City Council’s decision to abandon plans to protect significant native habitat on private land.
The Department of Conservation has sided with Forest & Bird in a bid to protect a significant wetland from being mined without public notification, and Forest & Bird says they are delighted to see DOC take a stand.
The ongoing decline in yellow-eyed penguin nests on mainland New Zealand is cause for alarm and demands unequivocal action from the government and the fishing industry, says Forest & Bird.
Read and watch Forest & Bird's submissions in support of the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill.
Forest & Bird says the Government has been handed a once in a lifetime chance to halt and reverse the serious decline of New Zealand’s native wildlife, with the official handover today of a draft National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity.
Forest & Bird is celebrating after a win in the Court of Appeal this afternoon which could protect council reserves around the country from mining.
With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition.
Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to get tough on climate change in the wake of a new report that says global warming can be kept to 1.5deg.
Forest & Bird and the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust say it’s high time the Bay of Plenty Regional Council got on with protecting the marine environment around Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty, seven years after the Rena disaster.
Forest & Bird has written to the Department of Conservation and the Deerstalkers Association regarding inaccurate media reports that the hunting lobby has gained concessions on the upcoming tahr cull.
Forest & Bird is devastated to hear of the death of a suspected female Māui’s dolphin.
Forest & Bird is asking New Zealanders to vote for their favourite native bird in an annual competition that aims to raise awareness of the threats facing some of New
Forest & Bird is welcoming a fishing industry commitment to reduce the West Coast hoki quota by 22 percent, but is worried it may have come too late.
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.
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