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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.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act.
Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar imag
At least two North Island regional councils appear to have ignored their own reports showing farms run within environmental limits return better results than those dependent on irrigation schemes.
With your support, Forest & Bird works on behalf of New Zealanders who believe economic development must be sustainable and that we must act now to limit human-induced climate change.
The country’s largest environmental organisations have sent an open letter to the Government this morning, calling for an end to new fossil fuel expansion.
Forest & Bird’s original request for information on the Kauri Dieback Programme was made on the 17th of August.
Forest & Bird calls on the new government – which has staked its reputation on dealing with climate change – to recognise the critical role our natural world plays not only in our economy, but also in protecting us against the worst impacts of clima
Forest & Bird welcomes news that the Biosecurity and Conservation Ministers are taking a stronger approach to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI ) management of the kauri dieback programme and looks forward to engaging with MPI in the developm
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Forest & Bird says it’s unnacceptable that 44 dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty in the last year, with over half of them being killed.
A proposed new opencast coal mine on West Coast reserve and conservation land would push threatened species, including the great spotted kiwi, closer to extinction.
A group of international seabird scientists will be among the first using the reopened highway to Kaikoura tomorrow.
Our beloved Bird of the Year is now internationally endangered.
Plans to dredge Coromandel Harbour for a new marina could cause damage to the coastal environment and release toxic metals that present a risk to human health, says Forest & Bird.
Two species of kiwi are on the road to recovery after years of coordinated work to save them, and our other kiwi species would benefit from a similar level of resourcing.
Preserving natural systems that buffer Auckland from increased heat, drought, storms, and rising sea level is essential to protecting the city from impacts of climate change, says Forest & Bird.
Auckland Councillors have the opportunity on Tuesday to vote to save the region’s kauri forests, the Council should not have to do this alone and needs more support from central government, says Forest & Bird.
Forest & Bird is appealing the decision to grant resource consent to the proposed Te Kuha open cast coal mine, near Westport.
“Stop visiting the Waitakere Ranges forests until it’s safe for our kauri, or risk losing them forever” is the plea from leading conservation organisations, who are urging the public to respect a rāhui by local mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki, and help st
Forest & Bird is calling for closures of selected set net fisheries, in response to new international research that highlights the risk they pose to endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins.
Forest & Bird recognises that dog owners and dog regulations have an important role to play in protecting some of our special wildlife.
Forest & Bird has today sent an open letter to the company proposing to conduct seismic blasting in blue whale habitat, urging them to abandon the project.
Nearly half the breeding population of endangered hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) on the island sanctuary of Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) have disappeared at sea, and Forest & Bird says the evidence indicates they most likely drowned in a commercial set
Forest & Bird is warning that today’s decision to grant consent for an opencast coal mine on public land – some of it on New Zealand’s conservation estate – could push great spotted kiwi and other endangered species such as South Island fernbird and
Forest & Bird is claiming a huge victory for nature following a Government announcement that New Zealand’s conservation lands will be safe from new mining.
Scuppered plans to farm salmon off Rakiura National Park is a predictable outcome of an ill-conceived raid on a pristine environment and on taxpayer money.
A new climate report being released today must spur New Zealand’s political and industrial leaders into reducing greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of who takes the reins of government later today, says Forest & Bird.
The future of a West Coast public reserve will be debated at a High Court hearing in Christchurch tomorrow.
Bird of the Year has been rocked by scandal on the first day of competition with someone making over a hundred fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron.
Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition begins today.
The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face.
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