Keyword: Environment

Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

Vision: to protect and enhance biodiversity and improve the visitor experience in Abel Tasman National Park. Formed in 2007 and registered with the NZ Charities Commission, and the Inland Revenue Department as a charity. It is separate from the Department of Conservation and commercial tou …

Fast-tracking shuts out communities

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Forest & Bird media release for immediate use Forest & Bird said today that government plans to fast-track big mining projects would undermine community input into decisions and could cause major damage to their local environment. “Big projects are backed by big companies and usually have big impacts, so it is vital that the community […]

Protecting our “pure advantage” crucial for our economy and ecology

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Pure Advantage’s report ‘New Zealand’s Position in the Green Race’ released this morning is firmly supported by independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird believes New Zealand’s economic future is underpinned by its brand as a clean and green country, and gives it a crucial competitive advantage in the global economy.

Minister must act now to save Maui’s dolphins – Forest & Bird

Forest & Bird said today the latest Department of Conservation figures showing the number of Maui’s dolphins have halved to 55 in the last seven years require the government to act immediately to save the species from extinction. “We welcome the government’s announcement that it will introduce additional measures to protect Maui’s dolphins but it […]

Forest & Bird BioBlitz reveals Denniston’s wonders

Lizard expert Marieke Lettink

New and unusual species of plants and animals were discovered on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau last weekend when 150 scientists and volunteers combed the area in a co-ordinated search.

Survey to help reverse kereru decline

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Forest & Bird’s nationwide kereru count last week has provided valuable information about our only native pigeon and will help conservation projects aimed at reversing its population decline.

Hector’s dolphin deaths tragic for species

The map shows Hector and Maui dolphin distribution in red and protected areas in green. Forest & Bird wants to increase the current protection to include all areas where these rare dolphins are found.

Forest & Bird said today the deaths of two Hector’s dolphins in set nets was a tragic loss for the highly endangered species and urged that any offender should be prosecuted and punished.

Forest & Bird launches nationwide kereru count today

keru in a tree

Forest & Bird today launches a nationwide survey of kereru. The inaugural Kereru Count allows the public to contribute to the national scientific study by recording sightings of kereru (New Zealand wood pigeon) from February 19 to 27 on www.kererucount.org.nz

Forest & Bird concerned at gaps in seafood industry report

Give Nature a Voice

Forest & Bird has serious concerns about the quality and integrity of the Seafood Industry Council’s latest report on the environmental standards of fishing, which blatantly ignores the deaths of thousands of animals caught as by-catch every year by the fishing industry

Forest & Bird launches updated Best Fish Guide

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Forest & Bird today launched the latest edition of its Best Fish Guide to help New Zealanders choose seafood that is sustainably fished and to ensure we can always put fresh fish on our tables.

Endangered sea lions bound for extinction under fishing plans

New Zealand Sea Lion - photo credit

Forest & Bird said Friday the public interest and care being given to a sea lion and her pup in Dunedin highlights how important the endangered sea lions are to New Zealanders – and the need to halt their slide toward extinction.

Environmental groups press government to keep promise on mining

Image collage of the Denniston Plateau

A group of environmental organisations that last year successfully defended national parks from mining is asking the government to keep its promise to give New Zealanders a say about a new plan to mine conservation land on the Denniston Plateau.