News New Zealand

Kiwis called to action for national kereru survey

Wed, 20/02/2013
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...

Forest & Bird calls for submissions on...

Sun, 11/11/2012
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...

Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012
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)...

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012
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...

New Zealand bird of the year poll opens...

Tue, 11/09/2012
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...

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change...

Sat, 01/09/2012
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...

Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui...

Thu, 26/07/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said.. .

New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on...

Mon, 16/01/2012
No effort should be spared to clean up the oil and debris from the Rena as the toll on wildlife continues to rise, Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) said Tuesday...

Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011
The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October.

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil...

Thu, 13/10/2011
Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.

BirdLife speaks out on New Zealand seabird by-...

Thu, 08/09/2011
BirdLife International has joined forces with its New Zealand Partner Forest & Bird to remind their government there of its responsibilities towards reducing the toll of seabirds in the country’s fisheries...

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand...

Thu, 23/06/2011
Fifty seabird biologists have written to New Zealand’s Fisheries Minister, concerned that the proposed framework for managing the incidental mortality of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries is flawed.

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s...

Wed, 19/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.

Forest & Bird reveals Government mining plans

Wed, 24/03/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) has uncovered Government plans to allow mining in 7000 hectares of high-value conservation land in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.