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Forest & Bird says it’s concerning that the Department of Conservation’s Wild Animal Management Framework Te Ara ki Mua fails to mention carbon emissions despite the devastation caused by out-of-control deer and pigs on New Zealand's native forests
For the average Kiwi, a play space might bring to mind an area with Lego, balls to kick around, dress-ups and multitude of tiny toys, or a PlayStation.
On 6 June 2022, one of Forest & Bird’s longest serving committee members received a special award from a nonagenarian celebrating her Platinum Jubilee – a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM).
Forest & Bird have eight regional conservation managers (RCMs) across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Allowing rivers to move rather than engineering them into artificial channels is a nature-friendly way to reduce flooding. By Tom Kay
Mining, quarrying and infrastructure projects will be allowed to destroy New Zealand’s rarest and most important native species and habitats if they meet a 'significance test' under a government policy released for consultation today.
Forest & Bird says the Government’s announcement today that it will allow coal mining and other industries to destroy remaining wetlands is disastrous for the climate and biodiversity.
Forest & Bird is welcoming recommendations out today on reclassification of stewardship land to create many new conservation parks, reserves, and national park land on the West Coast of the South Island.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the Government’s announcement of a timetable to put cameras on 300 commercial fishing boats, start in August 2022.
Conservationists are facing difficult questions as nature struggles to survive our warming planet. Should we be thinking about radical adaptation as well as mitigation? By Jane Young
How can mātauranga Māori indigenous knowledge help us adapt to climate change? By Jazmine Ropner
Bay of Plenty twins Kaitlyn and Jess Lamb (18) are compost and gardening queens from the Forest & Bird Youth network.
If you have ever sat inside a grove of forest giants, closed your eyes, and listened, you will appreciate the magical tones of an ecosystem alive with birds.
Forest & Bird is welcoming the $256 million to be spent over four years to kick start the process of large-scale native forest restoration but warned it would only be as successful as the pest control that supports it.
The Government’s double-whammy releases of Aotearoa’s first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) and the 2022 Budget in May delivered some solid wins for Forest & Bird and our long-running campaigns to put nature at the forefront of Aotearoa New Zealand’s
Forest & Bird welcomes the launch of New Zealand's first Emissions Reduction Plan, which recognises that nature needs to be at the heart of our climate change response.
Sixteen tītī/sooty shearwater chicks, out of 21, were discovered dead recently at Irahuka Long Point in the Catlins.
A 1000-year-old northern rātā in Forest & Bird’s Bushy Park Tarapuruhi sanctuary is the only New Zealand tree to feature in an international writing project called 26 Trees.
Whanganui’s Bushy Park Tarapuruhi sanctuary is home once again to a flock of long-lost residents, the treasured pōpokotea whitehead.
Forest & Bird welcomes the Government’s Draft national adaptation plan, released today, and supports proposals that place nature at the heart of Aotearoa’s moves to adapt to climate change.
Today Forest & Bird applied to the High Court for a judicial review regarding the Department of Conservation’s approval of a Wildlife Permit, relating to kororā at Kennedy Point in Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island.
The Te Mana O Te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy Implementation Plan launched today is an excellent start, says new Forest & Bird Chief Executive Nicola Toki.
New Zealand's largest environmental NGO, Forest & Bird - Te Reo o te Taiao, welcomes Nicola Toki as Chief Executive Kaiwhakahaere. Ms Toki replaces Kevin Hague, who has retired after six years in the role.
Today's Environment Aotearoa 2022 State of the Environment report shows that nature will help and protect New Zealand’s society and economy, but only if we do a lot more to protect nature first.
Care, transparency, and consideration of climate change are needed in the reclassification of millions of hectares of public conservation land, says Forest & Bird.
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As a second nationally significant wetland burns, Forest & Bird says the Government must adopt a national climate change adaptation plan that protects wetlands under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater.
Forest & Bird acknowledges closure of the scallop fisheries in Northland, the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel as a significant step towards protecting tipa (scallops), announced today by the Minister for Oceans and Fisherie
We look back at the highs and lows of Forest & Bird’s hoiho yellow-eyed penguin sanctuary in the Catlins. By Chris Rance
Researchers have been unlocking the incredible carbon-capturing qualities of New Zealand’s largest peat bog. By Zoe Brown
Forest & Bird is calling on the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries to close scallop fisheries in the Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel and Northland, where stocks have essentially collapsed.
Southland-based artist Hannah Shand spent seven weeks meticulously hand-drawing this Antipodean albatross to bring attention to the plight of one of New Zealand’s most at-risk seabirds.
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