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Forest & Bird is heartened that 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation survey support changes to whitebaiting regulations.
New proposed marine protection in the south east of New Zealand will be a significant win for the environment, says Forest & Bird.
Photos of wildlife found in the area are available here.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the target to keep warming to no more than 1.5 degrees in the Zero Carbon Bill announced by Government today, but disappointed the price of agreement was special treatment for agriculture.
Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report.
The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) and Forest & Bird have released an analysis of the current regulations governing plantation forestry in New Zealand.
In a ‘mast’ year, trees experience extremely heavy flowering, fruiting and seeding. Historically this would trigger an abundance of food for native wildlife to make up for lean years. But now mast events boost rodent numbers, and in turn stoat numbers.
There are at least a hundred historic rubbish dumps around the country exposed to flooding and climate change effects, just like the site in South Westland which has strewn rubbish across beaches after flooding, Forest & Bird says.
Forest & Bird has asked central Government agencies to urgently step in and provide leadership and resourcing for dealing with Westland’s huge rubbish spill crisis.
Forest & Bird is warning that this year’s ‘megamast’ in New Zealand’s forests is likely to be the most widespread in 45 years.
The Government’s announcement that the Mōkihinui River catchment will be added to Kahurangi National Park is the culmination of a long, hard campaign, led by Forest & Bird.
Photos of the area can be downloaded here.
A plan for renewed tahr control operations breaches the National Parks Act, and does more for wealthy overseas heli-hunters than it does for protecting the environment, says Forest & Bird.
OceanaGold should pull out of its exploratory drilling programme on public conservation land, says Forest & Bird.
The company have announced that it has found gold and silver within Coromandel Forest Park. More drilling is planned.
Forest & Bird says it's important the Ngaruroro river is recognised and protected for its outstanding values.
Forest & Bird is demanding an end to trawling in Hector’s dolphin habitat, following the deaths of three more of the endangered dolphins on Monday, as announced by Fisheries Inshore NZ.
New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation is throwing its weight behind the young people striking from school on 15 March to demand action on climate change.
An end to tenure review is a vital reprieve for some of New Zealand’s most endangered species, says Forest & Bird.
Four endangered NZ sea lions have been killed in commercial fishing nets in one week, making this the third day in a row endangered animals have been confirmed dead at the hands of the commercial fishing industry.
Forest & Bird is appalled to learn that five critically threatened Antipodean albatross have died in a single long lining incident, only 24 hours after revelations that four endangered Hectors dolphins were killed in a trawl net.
The death of four Hector’s dolphins in fishing nets in December shows why fishing boats need cameras, says Forest & Bird.
A letter from fishing industry heavyweights to Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash reveals the extent of pressure to prevent cameras on boats, at the same time the industry was running an advertising campaign promising greater transparency.
Forest & Bird says the public has a chance to tell the Government to sort out the fishing industry in a consultation process announced by the Minister of Fisheries today.
To mark World Wetlands Day (February 2), Forest & Bird is releasing aerial images of wetlands disappearing on private land at an alarming rate.
Forest & Bird says the SPCA’s statement calling for 1080 to be banned shows a naïve failure to understand how nature works in the wild, and they will be seeking a meeting with the organisation to discuss its position.
Forest & Bird is urging the government to consider the toxic heavy metals that would be released from seabed dredging for the Coromandel Gateway Proposal.
Forest & Bird says the results of an aerial 1080 operation in Northland’s Russell Forest show how effective the tool is in knocking down the predators that kill native wildlife and cause native forest collapse.
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.
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