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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.
The government agency in charge of biosecurity is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate.
The seas around New Zealand are the riskiest in the world for seabirds eating plastic rubbish, Forest & Bird has warned MPs, ahead of Plastic Free July.
Waiheke Island may be possum free but there are many other pests such as rats, stoats and feral cats that threaten our native flora and fauna.
Forest & Bird has announced the winners of the organisation's top honours at its awards dinner this evening. These include:
Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on today’s announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine.
The health and safety of our volunteers and staff is a top priority and we are committed to ensuring that working for nature is safe, healthy and enjoyable.
Due process is at risk, says Forest & Bird, in a proposal to build a hydro-electric scheme on conservation land.
Forest & Bird has secured funding for a three-year project to learn more about critically endangered long-tailed bats in the top of the South Island. By Caroline Wood.
Revelations from the latest leaked MPI report show yet another eco-certified fishery appears to have kept its ‘sustainable’ certification by hiding widespread fish-dumping and misleading customers.
New Zealand is home to over 200 native bird species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
When you're identifying a bird, it's important to take notes about how the bird looked, sounded, or behaved.
Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent.
The fishing industry has serious questions to answer after a report from 2012 revealed alleged illegal fish dumping by hoki fishers was ignored by MPI fisheries managers, while the fishery continued to be certified internationally as sustainable.
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.
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