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High Court decision won’t diminish strong case to save Denniston says Forest & Bird

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:21

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision today related to an...

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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. The Min...

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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 (BirdLife in New Zealand) eighth annual poll. This year 10,292 votes were cast in this fiercely contested poll, wit...

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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, unrecove...

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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, ...

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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 (RMA)....

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Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui River

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:01

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 ...

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Forest & Bird conference creates united front for conservation

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 22:52

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must bec...

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Survey to help reverse Kereru decline

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 20:26

Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) 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...

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Petrel causes a storm for New Zealand

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:07

New Zealand Storm-petrel Oceanites maorianus was presumed extinct until its rediscovery by bird watchers in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in 2003.  Since then there has been much speculation as to whether this d...

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Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 01:05

All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month. From February 19-27, volunteers are being asked to keep a look out in t...

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New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on wildlife

Mon, 16/01/2012 - 21:41

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 last Tuesday. An estimated...

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Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

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. By mid-December, most of more than 400 ...

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Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 23:54

The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election. It won 1480 votes in what ended up as a two-bird race with the Kakapo, which gained 1068 votes....

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Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011 - 23:21

Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll. The Pukeko...

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Celebrities flock to secure New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 01:26

Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in...

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Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:48

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...

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New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:57

Forest & Bird (Bird Life in New Zealand) has 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 dril...

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