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The New Zealand Bird Atlas 2019–2024 is an ambitious five-year initiative to map the country’s unique birdl
NGOs urge a green COVID-19 recovery
Emily and Charles Looker, who make up the pop duo Aro, have released their album called Manu inspired by the melodies, rhythms, and stories of Aotearoa’s native birds.
I was brimming with anticipation when four of us set off to check bat traps before da
Forest & Bird is celebrating a Court of Appeal decision this afternoon that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was wrong to rubber-stamp a proposal to mine the sea floor off the Taranaki Coast.
As native forests warm, ship rats will move into new areas. Lynley Hargreaves investigates what that will mean for New Zealand’s most precious “deep endemics” such as mohua and kiwi.
The fungi fun quiz featured in the Autumn 2019 issue of the Forest & Bird magazine. Sign up as a Forest & Bird member to receive your copy (in print or digital).
Nearly 8,000 individuals made a submission calling for the introduction of a catch limit, fishing licence, and data collection to the whitebait fishery, through a Forest & Bird online submission page.
No kōkako chicks survived in four monitored nests this summer at Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.
Forest & Bird has expressed deep horror and sadness that kauri dieback has been confirmed in Puketi Forest, and are demanding the government fund and implement the stalled National Pest Management Plan for kauri dieback.
Forest & Bird is urging the Government is take action to save some of New Zealand's most loved animals, Māui and Hector's dolphins, from extinction.
Forest & Bird has released a series of before and after satellite images showing some of the thousands of hectares of native habitat cleared across the country in recent years.
Forest & Bird has sent a letter to the Prime Minister, and other Government Ministers, asking for increased funding for essential wilding pine control.
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.
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 sands of Wellington this Friday, January 24, to raise awareness of endangered seabirds around New Zealand.
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.
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