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Forest & Bird says all political parties who are serious about climate change and the environment need to support an important new bill to protect public conservation land from new mines.
Is it feasible to stop using coal in Aotearoa? Don’t we need coking coal to make steel? Our climate team answers your burning questions.
How much coal do we use in New Zealand?
Forest & Bird today welcomed the release of a draft National Plan of Action on Sharks, which provides a constructive platform for protecting the diversity of sharks that live in Aotearoa New Zealand’s waters.
Forest & Bird is pleased to see the Government wants to prioritise nature-based solutions in the National Adaptation Plan, released today, saying European heatwaves and South Island flooding is showing the impacts of climate change are already too l
Forest & Bird’s Hauraki Islands and Rotorua branches are recipients of the 2022 annual Branch Award, while Gemma Marnane (Southland) has been awarded the Te Kaiārahi Rangatahi o te Taiao Youth Award.
Forest & Bird’s appeal against a proposed opencast coal mine will be heard at the Environment Court in Christchurch from next week.
Forest & Bird is pleased to announce the dates and theme for New Zealand’s most hotly anticipated avian election, Bird of the Year 2022.
The family that pioneered New Zealand’s first carbon-positive farm is also kaitiaki to a critically endangered population of lizards. By Caroline Wood.
For nearly 25 years, volunteers from Forest & Bird’s Central Otago-Lakes Branch have been looking after an important population of mohua in the ancient beech forests of Makarora.
Gifted to Forest & Bird to stop future development, the Chapman Reserve in Fiordland has an intriguing history. By Michael Pringle
We recently caught up with Greig Brebner, the founder of Blunt Umbrellas, to find out why his company is supporting Forest & Bird’s work.
More than 30 years of volunteer efforts have helped restore the dawn chorus in the Bay of Plenty. by Kate Loman-Smith
The founder of Active Components, Rob Mackley, explains why his company is supporting Forest & Bird’s marine protection work in the Hauraki Gulf.
Forest & Bird will be heard before the High Court in Invercargill on 18-19 July on its application for judicial review of Southland District Council’s decision to grant access for new coal exploration and mining.
Forest & Bird says ridding Rakiura Stewart Island of introduced predators will be a global game-changer and welcomes the $2.8m research agreement between Manaaki Whenua and Predator Free Rakiura, announced today.
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
Allowing rivers to move rather than engineering them into artificial channels is a nature-friendly way to reduce flooding. By Tom Kay
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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