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Forest & Bird is calling for better planning to protect people and wildlife, following a new report on climate change adaptation.
Create a wetland in your backyard, and you’ll quickly become popular with your feathered friends.
For the first time, the Department of Conservation’s Natural Heritage budget (inflation adjusted) has increased beyond 08/09 baseline levels, says Forest & Bird.
Recreational fishing is a major threat to our seabirds. They can get caught on hooks, nets and other fishing gear.
Forest & Bird is applauding Beef and Lamb NZ for its new commitment to a carbon neutral industry by 2050.
Native plants and shrubs are the best way to attract native birds to your garden.
They can provide shelter, food, and nesting places in your backyard. Any garden can be made more attractive to wildlife, even if it is only small.
You can perform ‘first aid’ care for the bird by placing it in a covered cardboard box lined with paper towels. Leaving it somewhere warm and quiet.
You can attract native birds to your garden by setting up a feeding station.
Many of our native birds eat nectar, fruit, and insects. You can help supplement their food by setting up a bird feeder in your garden.
Old growth West Coast rainforest has been saved after local government backed down from plans to open it up to logging.
It was the year of the environment election. Over the course of 2017 public opinion significantly shifted as more New Zealanders realised nature is in crisis and agencies have failed to properly respond.
Pest plants and weeds are one of the biggest threats to our native biodiversity along with pest animals and climate change.
Marina Skinner ventures out after dark to find out what nature gets up to from dusk to dawn.
Forest & Bird has applied for Court enforcement orders after a farmer near Christchurch damaged or killed nearly thirty percent of the national population of an extremely rare and threatened plant.
Molesworth is New Zealand’s largest farm, as you will know if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit.
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.
Bring back native butterflies to your garden, and beyond, with this butterfly breeding guide.
Choosing sustainable seafood is easier than ever, thanks to our Best Fish Guide.
By Michelle Harnett
Under the cover of darkness, one of New Zealand’s top predators emerges.
You can attract native lizards to your garden by providing lots of places to hide, and plenty of food for geckos and skinks to eat.
Healthy native forests and robust carbon pricing will help New Zealand to have a zero carbon economy by 2050, says Forest & Bird.
Little penguins (kororā) live around all of New Zealand’s coastal areas (except the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Kermadec Islands) and in South Australia and Tasmania.
Forest & Bird says a major environmental report out today confirms nature is in serious trouble in New Zealand, and is paying the price for an economic strategy that prioritises the production of low value commodities.
Forest & Bird is welcoming new guidelines released today that aim to reduce obstacles to fish in our streams, rivers and lakes.
New Zealand’s unique native species are in crisis. Despite small local gains, the overall situation is getting worse.
Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird.
Forest & Bird is claiming a victory for our rivers, following government confirmation that large-scale irrigation schemes will no longer receive taxpayer funding.
It’s with a sense of pride that we present our 2017/18 Annual Report. When we use the word “our”, we really do mean everyone who contributes to the work of Forest & Bird.
New Zealand's largest independent conservation organisation is moving its bank accounts from ANZ because of serious concerns over the bank’s investments in fossil fuels.
Confirmation that five Hector's dolphins have been killed in a single set net off Banks Peninsula will shock the country, and confirms that set nets have no place in a modern fishing industry, says Forest & Bird.
A proposed law that would give two district councils the right to destroy coastal mangrove forests has met strong opposition from Forest & Bird, who say the Mangrove Management Bill is really a license for the two councils to destroy native habitats
Forest & Bird is appealing a High Court decision that the Crown Minerals Act trumps the Reserves Act when considering open cast mining on a publicly owned reserve.
New Zealand’s image is on the line as one of our most Instagram-famous locations is nearing the deadline for submissions on its protection.
Recommendations for marine protection in Otago have failed the region’s penguins, dolphins, and sea lions, says Forest & Bird.
As tropical Cyclone Hola looks set to hit New Zealand, Forest & Bird is revealing the enormous toll climate change has had on our native species this summer.
Forest & Bird says the final piece of the jigsaw needed to revive the Hauraki Gulf from its current degraded state is strong Government backing.
It’s time to establish a Mackenzie Basin Conservation Park and save its outstanding natural landscapes from further destruction. By Lynley Hargreaves.
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