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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sharks are being cruelly killed in longline fisheries to retain hooks, according to fisheries observer reports released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act.
Forest & Bird strongly backs the Government’s suggestion that pine forests should not be counted as permanent carbon sinks in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Today on World Wetlands Day, eleven non-governmental organisations are launching a new campaign, Every Wetland Counts He Puipuiaki Ia Rohe Kōreporepo, calling for the Prime Minister to set a goal of doubling the extent of natural wetlands in Aotearoa by
Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading conservation organisation, Forest & Bird, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Toki as its new Chief Executive, as the society approaches its one-hundredth year of giving nature a voice.
Forest & Bird is welcoming Government plans to update conservation laws, with Chief Executive Kevin Hague saying it is time to design a system that is fit for purpose in the 21st century.
Forest & Bird is calling on He Waka Eke Noa to put their plan to price agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the bin because even He Waka Eke Noa says it wont actually cut emissions.
Forest & Bird is launching a series of confronting billboards this Monday in main centres throughout the country, pointing to the Government’s lack of action on basic environment and climate protection.
As the West Coast whitebaiting season closes this Sunday, Forest & Bird is reminding everyone of new rules for 2022, and asking for meaningful management measures to save our endangered native fish.
A bat has won New Zealand’s 2021 Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau.
This is the first time New Zealand’s only land mammal has been included in Forest & Bird’s annual contest, and it has flown away with the title.
An out-of-control invasion of wild deer, pigs, and goats is destroying New Zealand’s future forests and carbon sinks, says Forest & Bird.
The massive holes in the Government's climate change discussion document show Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs to tell ministers to get on with it, says Forest & Bird.
For the first time ever, New Zealand’s native bats have flown into Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau.
Lasting seabed protection needed after Supreme Crt call
Forest & Bird is calling out the Government for backtracking on crucial freshwater reforms and has written a letter to Environment Minister David Parker vowing to fight the changes.
Forest & Bird says the country needs strong rules on farming inputs, like fertiliser and stocking rates, after a report has shown problems with the widely used on-farm pollution modeling tool Overseer.
Forest & Bird is calling for the Government to progress nature-based solutions to climate change ahead of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, due out today.
Forest & Bird is acting on behalf of future generations in taking the Southland District Council to court over coal exploration expansion, says Chief Executive Kevin Hague.
Joint press release from Forest & Bird Youth, Forest & Bird, Greenpeace Aotearoa, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero, WWF-New Zealand, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, School Strike 4 Climate NZ, and Parents for Climate Aotearoa.
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