Every year, a group from Forest & Bird’s Ashburton Branch gather to count the birds on lakes around the region. Val Clemens wrote this summary of the day, with breathtaking pictures from Edith Smith. Conditions were perfect for the Annual Winter Bird Count at the Ashburton Lakes on 29th July, after postponement the previous Saturday. […]
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Conservation and development organisations welcome PCE call for a new climate law. WWF-New Zealand, Forest & Bird, and Oxfam New Zealand welcome the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) report, ‘Stepping Stones to Paris and Beyond’, released today. The PCE report identifies an historic opportunity for the next New Zealand Parliament to enshrine climate change […]
The Minister of Conservation and the Government are presenting ‘alternative facts’ in their response to the Supreme Court ruling yesterday on whether specially protected conservation land can be swapped. Here are some verifiable facts around the issue. Alternative fact 1: The Minister of Conservation has told journalists that the 22 hectares she tried to remove from […]
Forest & Bird awarded the outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment an ‘Old Blue’ for her significant contribution to New Zealand’s environment and wildlife. Dr Jan Wright was emotional after receiving her award at Forest & Bird’s Sanderson Memorial Dinner on Saturday evening. She says her office works hard to make science easy to understand, […]
Environmentalist, journalist and author, Dave Hansford was recently awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to the environment. His recent book, Protecting Paradise, examines the debates surrounding the use of 1080 in New Zealand, and makes the case for urgent intervention to rescue dwindling native wildlife. Laura Keown sat down with him at Forest & Bird’s […]