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Little penguins (kororā) live around all of New Zealand’s coastal areas (except the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Kermadec Islands) and in South Australia and Tasmania.
Forest & Bird says a major environmental report out today confirms nature is in serious trouble in New Zealand, and is paying the price for an economic strategy that prioritises the production of low value commodities.
Forest & Bird is welcoming new guidelines released today that aim to reduce obstacles to fish in our streams, rivers and lakes.
New Zealand’s unique native species are in crisis. Despite small local gains, the overall situation is getting worse.
Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird.
Forest & Bird is claiming a victory for our rivers, following government confirmation that large-scale irrigation schemes will no longer receive taxpayer funding.
It’s with a sense of pride that we present our 2017/18 Annual Report. When we use the word “our”, we really do mean everyone who contributes to the work of Forest & Bird.
New Zealand's largest independent conservation organisation is moving its bank accounts from ANZ because of serious concerns over the bank’s investments in fossil fuels.
Confirmation that five Hector's dolphins have been killed in a single set net off Banks Peninsula will shock the country, and confirms that set nets have no place in a modern fishing industry, says Forest & Bird.
A proposed law that would give two district councils the right to destroy coastal mangrove forests has met strong opposition from Forest & Bird, who say the Mangrove Management Bill is really a license for the two councils to destroy native habitats
Forest & Bird is appealing a High Court decision that the Crown Minerals Act trumps the Reserves Act when considering open cast mining on a publicly owned reserve.
New Zealand’s image is on the line as one of our most Instagram-famous locations is nearing the deadline for submissions on its protection.
Recommendations for marine protection in Otago have failed the region’s penguins, dolphins, and sea lions, says Forest & Bird.
As tropical Cyclone Hola looks set to hit New Zealand, Forest & Bird is revealing the enormous toll climate change has had on our native species this summer.
Forest & Bird says the final piece of the jigsaw needed to revive the Hauraki Gulf from its current degraded state is strong Government backing.
It’s time to establish a Mackenzie Basin Conservation Park and save its outstanding natural landscapes from further destruction. By Lynley Hargreaves.
Forest & Bird is calling on the government to restore the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf. But we need your help, as Alicia Bullock explains.
We need to teach our children that native New Zealand is worth fighting for and that pests deserve a humane death. Words and images by Ann Graeme.
Solarcity is a solar power business that wants to help people reduce their carbon footprint. Jess Winchester explains why the new Solarcity partnership with Forest & Bird fits with our vision.
How can we work together to restore nature rather than carry on destroying it?
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These posters will teach children that New Zealand's native species are worth fighting for and that pests deserve to be killed with kindness.
Forest & Bird is calling on the government to stop subsidising large-scale dam and irrigation projects to help restore the health of our rivers, lakes, and streams, as Annabeth Cohen explains.
Forest & Bird says that the Ministry for Primary Industries is failing the country's native forests, and a dedicated, independent, and fully-funded biosecurity agency is urgently needed.
Over 1000 members of the public made a submission opposing the Mangroves Management Bill via the Forest & Bird website, before the consultation period for the controversial law change closed on Friday night.
Forest & Bird is warning that funding for a managed aquifer recharge project is an “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”.
Forest & Bird is releasing emails which show the Mangroves Management Bill is intended to completely override the safeguards of the Resource Management Act (RMA).
Forest & Bird says there are serious questions to be answered by the Ministry for Primary Industries after the agency confirmed that 39 dolphin captures reported last year was actually a coding error.
After months of calling for full closure of the Waitakere Ranges to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease, conservation groups are optimistic that the regional park will finally be closed in May.
Forest & Bird is frustrated one of the councils wanting to be exempted from environmental regulation when carrying out mangrove removal, has failed to provide relevant information sought by the conservation organisation.
Forest & Bird says a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion has drowned in a squid trawl net, and its death is further proof that so-called escape devices in commercial fishing nets don’t always work.
Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to support an application for a Water Conservation Order over Te Waikoropupū Springs in Golden Bay.
Documents obtained by Forest & Bird show that for decades, regional council drainage pumps have been brutally killing native eels as they attempt to swim to the ocean to breed.
Forest & Bird today releases drone footage of once-in-a-decade rich red heavy flowering of northern rātā.
On World Wetlands Day (Friday 2 February), Forest & Bird has issued a warning that New Zealand’s unique wetlands are in crisis, and will continue to degrade unless more is done to protect them.
Over sixty global organisations have singled out two major New Zealand fisheries in a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council, heavily criticising the agency for certifying fisheries as sustainable, despite their destructive environmental impacts.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservation’s decision to join the appeal of the Te Kuha coal mine project.
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