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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 is taking legal action against Auckland Council over its plans for pouring stormwater into streams and the sea.
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.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservation taking over the clean-up of the Fox River rubbish disaster, but is concerned that without additional funding, it will come at the expense of important conservation work on the West Coast.
The International Whaling Commission is calling on the government to stop commercial fishing with set nets and trawling in the range of Maui dolphins.
"New Zealand has a clear choice to make.
Forest & Bird is releasing letters showing Talley’s fishing co, along with other bottom trawling companies, lobbied against seabed protection in the South Pacific.
The Government’s announcement this morning they’re paying for cameras on 28 fishing boats is yet another major back down to the fishing industry, says Forest & Bird.
Forest & Bird is welcoming a budget that devotes new funding and research to protecting and restoring New Zealand’s natural environment.
Tamariki and the young at heart are invited to ‘Be With a Tree’ from 31 May to 9 June, by completing our 10 tree challenges.
Forest & Bird says the improved threat status for New Zealand sea lions and Hector’s dolphins masks the ongoing dangers facing these species.
World-renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall and a coalition of Aotearoa's leading environmental organisations have released an ambitious plan for reversing New Zealand’s environmental crisis.
The Zero Carbon Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament today, and Forest & Bird is welcoming the progress on this landmark legislation to make Aotearoa carbon neutral.
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.
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.
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