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Fluffy seabirds with a bite

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fluffy seabirds with a bite

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fluffy seabirds with a bite This is the second blog post in a three-part series following the translocation of up to 100 intrepid seabirds from Whenua Hou Island to the Maungaharuru Range in the Hawke’s Bay. Kia ora. We’re now well into the work here on […]

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Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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Biodiversity on your doorstep

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, data, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, monitoring, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biodiversity on your doorstep

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Biodiversity on your doorstep Did you know you can find out what species live near you? Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across New Zealand’s conservation land. Our national biodiversity monitoring programme collects the data […]

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WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on the Agriculture Committee’s Passage of the Farm Bill In response to the House Committee on Agriculture’s passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, World Wildlife Fund released the following statement from Dr. Melinda Cep, senior director of policy […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Nest check for Pegleg and Sinbad Colby We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eleventh in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka […]

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Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Feb18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, royalcamstory2018  /  Comments Off on Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Royal cam albatross dies in tough season for colony Otago Peninsula’s Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked yesterday by a parent bird during a tough breeding season for the colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head says DOC.

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Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Great Walks, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Takahē, translocations  /  Comments Off on Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē By Julie Harvey, Takahē Advocacy Ranger. There are takahē wandering in the wild in Kahurangi National Park! This was the first thought that popped into my head this morning. This is so remarkable as they weren’t there over […]

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Another win for GE FREE NZ

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, NGOs, Press Release, Science, Soil & Health Association  /  Comments Off on Another win for GE FREE NZ

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Another win for GE FREE NZ The Soil & Health Association welcomes a decision released today by the Environment Court declining Federated Farmers’ attempt to challenge regulation of genetically modified organisms under the RMA.   In the latest case before the Environment Court, Whangarei […]

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Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Hawke's Bay, kōrure, Kōrure Translocation, mottled petrel, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Poutiri Ao ō Tanē, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sardine smoothies and intrepid seabirds What do you get if you cross 100 intrepid seabirds, a 1,131-kilometre flight, sardine smoothies and a huge amount of volunteer support? A highly ambitious translocation of kōrure/mottled petrel chicks from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to the Maungaharuru Range. Kia ora, […]

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Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness Steve Abel   A photograph popped up on my Facebook feed recently, saying – “seven years ago today”. It was a shot of the crew from the Oil Free Seas flotilla being welcomed onto Waititi Marae at the isolated […]

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Promising future for planting by machine

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Burford Tree Seeder, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native plants, New Zealand Government, planting, Public Sector, seeds  /  Comments Off on Promising future for planting by machine

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Promising future for planting by machine By Sue Streatfield, Partnerships Ranger Last year we shared the story about an Aussie invention that could sow the seeds of native trees and shrubs directly into the ground, offering a cost-effective, labour-saving alternative to planting. New Zealand’s first […]

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WWF Statement on Announcement of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on Announcement of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on Announcement of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 In response to the announcement of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Melinda Cep, senior director for policy, food and markets: “With specifics now […]

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Volunteering with whio in Turangi

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Central North Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Tongariro Trout Centre, Turangi, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Volunteering with whio in Turangi

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteering with whio in Turangi Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi this summer. This summer I was given the opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche, also called the Hardening Facility which is based […]

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Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Feb18, geckostory2018, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Geckos shoulder backpacks for trip to Mana Island A group of geckos on Mana Island near Wellington were fitted with tiny backpacks today, as researchers hope to shed light on how far they move when transferred to new homes

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Google and World Wildlife Fund Use Technology to Teach Students About the Environment

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Google and World Wildlife Fund Use Technology to Teach Students About the Environment

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Google and World Wildlife Fund Use Technology to Teach Students About the Environment San Francisco, Calif (April 9, 2018) – Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working together to provide students around the world the resources to learn more about the environment and coding […]

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WWF Statement on Taiwan’s Announcement to Ban Ivory Trade

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on Taiwan’s Announcement to Ban Ivory Trade

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on Taiwan’s Announcement to Ban Ivory Trade In response to Taiwan’s commitment to ban domestic ivory trade by January 1, 2020, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Jan Vertefeuille, senior director for advocacy and wildlife conservation: “We hope this is […]

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Unprecedented Collaring Effort Aims to Protect Tanzania’s Threatened Elephants

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Unprecedented Collaring Effort Aims to Protect Tanzania’s Threatened Elephants

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: Unprecedented Collaring Effort Aims to Protect Tanzania’s Threatened Elephants DAR ES SALAAM – In Tanzania, the government, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has launched the country’s largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect its dwindling elephant population. With almost 90 percent of the […]

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Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, International, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ramsar Convention, wetlands  /  Comments Off on Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting and restoring the world’s precious wetlands by Summer Church, International Advisor Wetlands are of great ecological, cultural and historical value to New Zealand. Our wetlands act like the kidneys of the earth, capturing sediments and nutrients, slowly releasing water in drought prone areas and protecting […]

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Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, native bird, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Takahē, takehe, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

Source: Green Party Headline: Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha! They’re big, blue, beautiful and will hopefully breed. Fingers and toes are crossed that a group of takahē will settle into life in Kahurangi National Park after being released on March 20. The Department of Conservation released 18 birds onto the Gouland Downs near Heaphy […]

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Fun to say – and fun to film!

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, pronunciation, Public Sector, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Fun to say – and fun to film!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fun to say – and fun to film! At the Department of Conservation, we talk about New Zealand’s native species all day, every day. The go-to icebreaker for introductions at DOC is “what’s your favourite species?”. Whenever this question gets asked of people who aren’t […]

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