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Little Penguin © Richard Robinson

Little Blue neighbours

Thu, 06/07/2017
They can be found nesting on people’s doorsteps, or quite literally underneath them. Meet the world's smallest penguins, unwillingly urban birds who are being given new homes by local volunteers
A Little Penguin runs underneath a parked car while returning to its nest in Oamaru, New Zealand. © Richard Robinson

The unusual urban lives of New Zealand's...

Mon, 03/07/2017
Tucked away in rainforests, rocky crevices or under parked cars, these hidden (and not-so-well-hidden) birds are having a rough ride. Welcome to New Zealand, home to one third of the world’s penguins

Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013
Donald Stewart, Director of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership, wishes Happy 90th Birthday to our BirdLife Partner in 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...

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)...

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...

New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011
Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster...

Mon, 10/10/2011
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed to avoid an environmental disaster and to minimise seabird deaths as a result of the oil spill off the Bay of Plenty coast.

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...

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Fri, 15/10/2010
Few will recognise the role of conservation in reinforcing and asserting people’s rights. In fact there are close links between conservation and human rights, and conservation projects that are well-designed and well-executed can make a significant positive contribution to their fulfilment. This article draws on examples from the work of BirdLife Partners around the world, to explain the linkages, and to demonstrate the contribution the BirdLife Partnership is making...