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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.
Correction: Unfortunately, there were some errors in our original statement below.
Forest & Bird is calling on Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to create more marine reserves around Auckland’s coasts.
The Supreme Court has sided with Forest & Bird and stopped an appeal for the development of an open cast coal mine at Te Kuha.
Forest & Bird is trying to stop the NZ Transport Agency ploughing ahead with an Auckland highway that poses a threat to rare native birds and special places.
Environment Canterbury is taking dangerous risks with human and environment health by failing to take action on the toxic levels of nitrates in fresh water.
The Resource Management Act has largely failed to protect biodiversity and water quality, and a review is desperately needed to fix the legislation.
Forest & Bird is beginning a court battle to protect the habitat of New Zealand’s most endangered bird, the fairy tern or tara iti.
After kicking the can down the road for decades, the Government and agriculture industry have now agreed to a price on agriculture emissions, which is woefully inadequate and won't be implemented until 2025.
Kiwi, kākā and whio are just some of the native forest birds at risk of being wiped out as introduced predators increase with climate change.
A plague of marine pests could invade Auckland’s bays unless Auckland Council makes better plans to tackle the problem, says Forest & Bird.
Forest & Bird will be in the Court of Appeal Tuesday and Wednesday, defending the ability of regional councils to protect their coastal marine species and habitats from the effects of fishing.
Forest & Bird is calling on Auckland Council to act urgently to stop kauri dieback disease spreading to Waiheke Island.
Forest & Bird’s rat trapping experts have pointed to official maps of this year’s mega-mast, and are pleading with Government and councils to increase their 1080 rat control programmes.
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