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New Zealand’s environment has received a wonderful gift from two dedicated conservationists. Find out what prompted Grant & Marilyn Nelson to make a $5 million donation to Forest & Bird. Kimberley

People who care about the world they leave behind – Forest & Bird

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Auckland: The Go Green Expo is on April 1 - 2. Tag a friend who you want to take to the expo and you could win a double pass - we have 4 to give away. We'd love to see you at the expo - there's no better chance to see people who love nature together under one roof at the ASB Arena. Helen
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We New Zealanders tend to think that our native animals and plants are doing well, partly thanks to an abundance of ‘good news’ stories about our more charismatic species. But with over 900 species threatened with extinction, and 2800 more at risk of joining them, it’s time to shine a light on some of our amazing but lesser-known threatened species. Do you have a favourite threatened species...
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Kiwis believe native biodiversity in good shape despite 2800 species in decline

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yesterday at 02:00. Facebook
The Resource Management Act gives New Zealanders a voice on how our environment should be managed. But for the first time in the RMA’s history, the Government is proposing that plans could be created without public input. Kimberley

Govt's RMA proposal set to go ahead

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Forest & Bird
03/23/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Leading environmentalist Sir Rob Fenwick says New Zealand needs a military style campaign to eliminate introduced predators, and advocates the continuing use of the controversial toxin 1080 as a weapon in the war on predators. Sir Rob, who is chairman of the Predator Free NZ trust, says: "We simply have to keep using weapons like this however blunt some people think they are. They are really...
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Sir Rob Fenwick: The war on introduced predators

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03/23/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Ok folks – the last week of Ecostore's “who am I?” competition should be an easy one. Can you guess which of our species native species it belongs to? Extra points if you can tell us an interesting fact about it... Comment below, tag a mate, and you could both win Ecostore's new kids' range – made with all natural ingredients and packaged with a mix of recycled and recyclable materials that...
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03/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Catching a feed for your family this weekend? While you’re out on the water remember that you’re not the only ones looking for your next meal. At this time of year many of our native threatened seabirds can come close to boats and fishing lines while trying to get food for their young. Many lay only one egg a year, and the chick needs both parents to survive. Watch Jo Holley joins Kiwi...
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03/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Do you love nature? We're looking for a conservation-focussed regional manager for the Lower North Island and Central North Island. If you love working with people to protect New Zealand's wildlife and wild places, then apply today! Kimberley

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03/23/2017 at 03:08. Facebook
A butterfly never before recorded in New Zealand has been spotted in Canterbury. The blue triangle butterfly has a wingspan of about 6 centimetres and feeds on herbs and flowers. How did it get here? Australian species are sometimes blown across the Tasman during storms and often survive one generation before winter kills them off. Kimberley

New butterfly species spotted in Canterbury

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03/23/2017 at 00:39. Facebook
Energy Minister Judith Collins has made huge areas of our land and ocean available for oil and gas exploration, including large parts of Southland bordering Fiordland National Park and the shores of Lake Te Anau. And once again oil companies will be able to prospect in the North Island West Coast Marine Mammal Sanctuary, home to Maui's dolphin. The Government says the risk to Maui's is small,...
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Shores of Lake Te Anau offered up for oil and gas exploration

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03/22/2017 at 20:44. Facebook
Imagine seeing tūī, kererū, and kākā in the heart of Christchurch. Greening the Red Zone wants to turn the Avon River red zone into a native forest park and have it filled with native birds by 2115. It's a chance to save the taonga (treasured) bird species of Christchurch and have them thriving alongside people in the city. Kimberley

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

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03/21/2017 at 03:30. Facebook
Calling all communications stars! Our team needs more hands on deck to tell the stories of New Zealand's amazing wildlife and the critical effort to save what's left. We campaign on climate change, fresh water, oceans, and native species and their homes. Take a scroll through our Facebook page to see just some things we get up to. For more info and the job description, click through to our web...
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03/20/2017 at 22:38. Facebook
Our environment is in crisis and is being mismanaged. When the top international economic development agency says the same thing, the Government must listen to reason.

Three quarters of our native freshwater fish are heading for extinction, and none of them are legally protected. Ninety per cent of our wetlands have been destroyed, and two thirds of swimming spots in New Zealand have been...
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OECD report recommends commercial water charges

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03/20/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Love to eat! Full stop. Get your 2017-2018 Entertainment book today and you can can feel virtuous while dining out knowing that you are supporting Forest & Bird. Preorder today and you get 6 bonus coupons to use immediately. The early bird offers are valid until the 1st of June, but they can only be sold up until the launch date of the book (26th April). Helen

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03/19/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Did you know that tūī have two voice boxes, make noises so high the human ear can't hear them, and even sing while they're mating? Our Northland conservation advocate, also known as "birdman" talks to RadioLIVE about the tūī. Kimberley

Ryan talks Kiwi's with Birdman Dean Baigent-Mercer on the Tui

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03/19/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Rats and wasps have reduced the forest ringlet butterflies to only small pockets around the country. But a population has been discovered on Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Kimberley

Rare forest ringlet butterflies found on Little Barrier Island

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03/19/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Had a tough time in the storms that lashed the country over the past few weeks? Spare a thought for our wildlife, which can really take a pasting when the weather turns bad. Climate change means more storms like the one we’ve just had, and that means slips, flooding and the toppling of trees. All that’s pretty hard on the birds, fish and other native creatures who have their homes flooded and...
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Life on a warming planet – Forest & Bird

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03/18/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Ever since Beatrix Potter wrote "The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle", hedgehogs have been romanticised as ‘nice’ useful grub-eating animals that do no harm. But here in Aotearoa, they are a pest that can eat 160 grams of invertebrates in a day, which equates to around 60 kilograms in a year. They also kill native weta, lizards, and feed on the chicks and eggs of ground-nesting birds. Ines Stäger...
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Nature’s Voice: The dark side of Mrs Tiggy Winkle – Forest & Bird

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03/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
A big thank you to our friends at SMTP2GO whose surprise donation helped us to end the week with a huge smile! We think you are awesome! If your company would like to play an active role in protecting nature, get in touch (j.winchester@forestandbird.org.nz)! Jess
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03/18/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing New Zealand’s environment. The People's Climate Rally is being organised to coincide with the 2017 Petroleum Conference in Taranaki and will include peaceful protest, workshops and entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Please come along and share Forest & Bird’s message that if we help nature, nature can protect us from the...
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The People's Climate Rally - 21st - 23rd March 2017

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