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Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Thu, 01/08/2013 - 14:37

Forest & Bird applauds the Conservation Minister’s decision today to reject the controversial proposal to build an 11km tunnel in dual World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring national parks.

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The case of the missing Kokako...

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 10:20

A blog from Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) Mandy Herrick as she describes the case of Duncan the missing Kokako...

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Plan to save New Zealand seabirds heralds changes to fishing practises

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 11:52

BirdLife Partner, Forest & Bird is welcoming the release of a government-approved statement of intent to save native seabirds, including endangered albatrosses and petrels, from being killed by commercial and non-commercial fishing activity...

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Thousands of Kiwis show their love for DOC

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:00

Messages of support from thousands of New Zealanders are being stuck onto Department of Conservation (DOC) office windows across the country, as part of a national Love DOC Day today...

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Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:28

Donald Stewart, Director of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership, wishes Happy 90th Birthday to our BirdLife Partner in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:13

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in...

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New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 01:21

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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Kiwis called to action for national kereru survey

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 21:45

Forest and Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club is asking all New Zealanders, young and old, to take part in a nationwide Kereru survey that begins on Sunday...

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Forest & Bird calls for submissions on seabird by-catch

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 21:58

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) urges people to have a say on a government plan to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed every year by the fishing industry. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40,000 seabirds die each year in New Zealand waters after getting caught in fishing nets or on fishing hooks...

Pacific New Zealand Seabirds and Marine - Pacific

Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 23:01

The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy of the title Bird of the Year,” says Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

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Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 00:02

One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

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New Zealand bird of the year poll opens...

Tue, 11/09/2012 - 03:19

TV personality Te Radar, comedian Raybon Kan and actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will be championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll, which kicks off today...

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Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change ruling

Sat, 01/09/2012 - 03:01

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is dismayed at the High Court decision that says the effects on climate change cannot be considered under the Resource Management Act...

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