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Action must follow damning environment report – Forest And Bird

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report. “We have more than enough information about how bad things are,” says CEO Kevin Hague. “New Zealand is losing species and ecosystems faster than nearly any other country. Ninety percent of […]

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Fishing letter reveals intense industry opposition to transparency – Forest And Bird

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fishing letter reveals intense industry opposition to transparency – Forest And Bird

A letter from fishing industry heavyweights to Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash reveals the extent of pressure to prevent cameras on boats, at the same time the industry was running an advertising campaign promising greater transparency. The letter, dated 27 July 2018 and released to Forest & Bird under the Official Information Act states: “The purpose […]

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SPCA’s 1080 position will lead to cruel deaths and extinctions – Forest and Bird

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Forest & Bird says the SPCA’s statement calling for 1080 to be banned shows a naïve failure to understand how nature works in the wild, and they will be seeking a meeting with the organisation to discuss its position. Forest & Bird CE Kevin Hague says “The SPCA’s statement on the use of 1080 is […]

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Locals raise environmental risks from ‘Coromandel Gateway’ – Forest And Bird

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Forest & Bird is urging the government to consider the toxic heavy metals that would be released from seabed dredging for the Coromandel Gateway Proposal. The controversial project would involve the removal of 100,000 cubic metres of sediment from Coromandel Harbour to create a marina basin for twelve permanent berths, a terminal for a daily […]

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Legal action likely over council’s failed biodiversity protection – Forest And Bird

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Legal action likely over council’s failed biodiversity protection – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is considering legal action in response to Hutt City Council’s decision to abandon plans to protect significant native habitat on private land. The council has abandoned its plan to identify and map Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) on private land, something it is legally required to do by the Wellington Regional Policy Statement. […]

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Seven years after Rena disaster, marine environment still not protected – Forest and Bird

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Forest & Bird and the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust say it’s high time the Bay of Plenty Regional Council got on with protecting the marine environment around Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty, seven years after the Rena disaster. The Trust has been battling for decades to protect their local marine environment, and their […]

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No concessions agreed on tahr cull – Forest And Bird

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on No concessions agreed on tahr cull – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has written to the Department of Conservation and the Deerstalkers Association regarding inaccurate media reports that the hunting lobby has gained concessions on the upcoming tahr cull. Forest & Bird attended yesterday’s meeting of the Tahr Liaison Group, along with the Minister of Conservation, DOC, hunting groups, iwi, and other conservation and […]

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