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Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Beach, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, dogs, Environment, KB, KB, Little blue penguin, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sea lions, seals  /  Comments Off on Dog owners: Seven Simple Steps to Share the Beach

Source: Department of Conservation By Laura Boren, dog owner and Marine Science Advisor. The days will be starting to get longer, and more people will be hitting the beach. Following on from my series of blogs, me and my dog-buddy Mack are back to give dog owners some easy tips for managing dogs in coastal environments. […]

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New Study: Wild Tiger Populations in Key Sites Could Triple in a Generation, Given Optimal Conditions

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on New Study: Wild Tiger Populations in Key Sites Could Triple in a Generation, Given Optimal Conditions

Source: World Wildlife FundNovember 14, 2018 – A new study finds that wild tiger populations in key tiger recovery sites across Asia have the potential to triple in size within a human generation given strong site management, contributing up to 15 percent increase in the global tiger population.[1] Spread across various habitats in 10 tiger-range […]

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WWF Statement on IUCN Down-listings for Mountain Gorillas and Fin Whales

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on IUCN Down-listings for Mountain Gorillas and Fin Whales

Source: World Wildlife Fund Date November 14, 2018 Media Contact In This Press Release The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced its update to the Red List of Threatened Species with positive news – the status of the fin whale has been revised from Endangered to Vulnerable and for mountain gorillas – from […]

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Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace calls for ban on chemical nitrogen fertiliser

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is opening up a new front in the struggle to save New Zealand’s rivers and reduce agricultural emissions. The environmental heavyweight is calling for a ban on chemical nitrogen fertilisers. Firmly in the sights of the new campaign are Ravensdown and Ballance, two little-known companies that sell 98% of all […]

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WWF statement in response to China postponing new regulation on domestic trade in tiger bone and rhino horn

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF statement in response to China postponing new regulation on domestic trade in tiger bone and rhino horn

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to the news that China has postponed implementing new regulation that would have allowed the use of tiger bone and rhino horn by hospitals, and domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products, Margaret Kinnaird, WWF Wildlife Practice Leader said: “WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its […]

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Sir David Attenborough voices new Netflix series ‘Our Planet’

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Sir David Attenborough voices new Netflix series ‘Our Planet’

Source: World Wildlife FundLONDON, United Kingdom (November 8 2018) – World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will serve as the voice of upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet, which will premiere on Netflix on April 5th 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator […]

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Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Oil and gas exploration ban passes into law

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace today welcomes the passing of legislation that puts the ban on new oil and gas permits into law. The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Act, which passed today 63 to 55, formalises the Coalition Government’s April announcement that there will be no new offshore permits available to oil and gas companies. […]

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Give a gift that counts this Christmas

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, christmas, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Donations, Environment, KB, KB, Native plants, native trees, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, trees, Trees That Count  /  Comments Off on Give a gift that counts this Christmas

Source: Department of Conservation Need inspiration for a meaningful gift idea this Christmas? Link it to your conservation values and gift a native tree. Keep the shovel and garden gloves in the shed – Trees That Count have made it as easy as a few clicks on their website (treesthatcount.co.nz) for $10 per tree. Whether […]

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Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is furious at a council decision to let the controversial mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie turn on it’s irrigators before all the conditions of the resource consent are met. ECan, Canterbury’s Regional Council has green lit the latest plans of rich-lister Murray Valentine. He is trying to convert iconic […]

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Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s existing GE Free status

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free Northland, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s existing GE Free status

Source: GE Free New Zealand Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s valuable GE free status More than one hundred submissions (lodged in response to the Northland Regional Council’s proposed new Regional Plan) strongly back alignment with Auckland and Northland District Council plans that already contain provisions and policies created for the purpose […]

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Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Governments have failed to protect the Antarctic — but this isn’t over

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Penguins take shelter on an Iceberg, close to Trinity Island, in the Antarctic. Greenpeace is documenting the Antarctic’s unique wildlife, to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Over the last two weeks, a group of governments […]

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Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, backed by 22 of 25 attending governments and almost 3 million people worldwide. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said: “This […]

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Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Stewart Island under threat from oil exploration

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand [embedded content] On the Rainbow Warrior, I’ve just been to one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen – Rakiura/Stewart Island. Here, the coast is so thick with rainforest it seems impenetrable, and the birdsong – almost deafening. The area is home to a rich variety of rare bird and […]

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Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but still haven’t prioritized reduction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Bali, Indonesia, October 29 – Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever are among the 200+ signatories that have pledged to tackle plastic pollution, though Greenpeace, a […]

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WWF Statement on China’s Legalization of Domestic Trade in Tiger Bone and Rhino Horn

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on China’s Legalization of Domestic Trade in Tiger Bone and Rhino Horn

Source: World Wildlife FundWWF expresses its profound concern over China’s announcement today that it has legalized the domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products and use of tiger bone and rhino horn from captive bred animals by hospitals. WWF urgently calls on China to maintain the ban on tiger bone and rhino horn trade […]

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Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace Mackenzie dairy protestors escape conviction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A dozen Greenpeace activists arrested for protesting the site of a mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie Country earlier this year will not be convicted. Those arrested include a grandmother and an 89 year old man. All 12 activists were granted diversion which means they will not receive a criminal conviction. […]

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Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Blue Duck, career, Conservation, conservation jobs, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, jobs, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, ranger, staff, Uncategorized, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Q&A: Ask our biodiversity ranger

Source: Department of Conservation Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received! Read […]

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Ceres and World Wildlife Fund Announce Target and ADM Join the AgWater Challenge

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Ceres and World Wildlife Fund Announce Target and ADM Join the AgWater Challenge

Source: World Wildlife FundLONDON – Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target (NYSE: TGT), a general merchandise retailer that serves guests at more than 1,800 stores, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ […]

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Government warned about ‘death cult’

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Government warned about ‘death cult’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will be warning senior Government figures tomorrow not to trust the “honeyed words” of oil companies – likening the industry to a “death cult.” “At this critical juncture as we face catastrophic climate change it is essential that we don’t let this death cult take us with them,” says Senior […]

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Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt backtracks on climate action, grants OMV drill extension

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just granted oil giant OMV a two-year extension to drill in the Great South Basin, despite issuing a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits in April. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the decision by the Ministry for Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) to grant the […]

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