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An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on An Orca mother finally abandons her dead calf that she carried for over two weeks

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Orca Whale jumping out of the water. After 17 heartbreaking days, Tahlequah (J35), the orca mother who captured the world’s attention, has finally stopped carrying her dead calf through the Salish Sea off the Pacific coast of Washington and British Columbia. In response, Greenpeace USA released the following statement calling for […]

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World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on World Photography Day through the lens of Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I grew up in photography reading Robert Capa’s words: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. It’s a simple statement but really profound. Photographers have understood this statement in their own unique way, similar to what photography as a medium is. It can be personal to the photographer and […]

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Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Our oceans are finally getting the top-table attention they deserve

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem meets with the UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to discuss protection of the Antarctic Ocean, as part of a Greenpeace campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Last month, as a result of our campaign, Boris Johnson gave public backing to an Antarctic […]

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Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul18, kiwistory2018, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Mans best friend killing kiwi – this program can help A call for owners to enrol dogs in Kiwi Aversion Training comes after eight deaths in the past five months and threatens one of the most thriving kiwi populations in New Zealand.

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Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally […]

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Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m a French-Canadian postdoctoral scholar at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). As part of our team’s research, we found that, as plastic decomposes, it is producing a new source of greenhouse gas pollution not included in previous climate […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping

By   /  August 11, 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: Resolution Island Trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Resolution Island Trapping We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fourteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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Plastic bag ban proposal a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Plastic bag ban proposal a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. Greenpeace is celebrating the Government’s announcement on single use plastic bags as “a win for people power and the first big step towards addressing marine […]

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Let’s talk about climate change

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Let’s talk about climate change

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand If the repeated dire warnings from the world’s climate scientists have not been enough, then the recent tragic events in Japan, Europe and California must convince us to finally admit we have a problem. Facing up to the reality of climate change will be cold solace to those who have lost […]

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Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system

By   /  August 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, fish survey, Marine, Marine Reserves, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring our marine reserves: A snapshot into a thriving eco-system Marine Ranger Tom MacTavish takes us through the fourth installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video (BUV). Using BUV, deployments were made across five […]

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Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FOMI, Mana Island, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Volunteers, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Friends of Mana Island volunteers celebrate 30 years Friends of Mana Island are celebrating 30 years of restoration work this year. We would like to tip our hat to our long-term partners for their immense hard work. We invite you to take sneak peek at […]

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Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Manawatu Gorge, Manawatu/Wanganui, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Public Sector, Scouts  /  Comments Off on Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Scouts trap pests in Manawatu Gorge The Milson Scout Troop of Palmerston North are on board with the Predator Free 2050 challenge. The group of Scouts, aged 10-14, are getting stuck in to ridding invasive predators from the Manawatu Gorge.

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Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, World Ranger Day  /  Comments Off on Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating our rangers this World Ranger Day Our rangers undertake a large variety of work. We maintain tracks in national parks, undertake crucial biodiversity work, conduct pest control and manage recovery programmes for our natives like kiwi, kākāpō and takahē (to name a few). Our […]

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What a green and peaceful future could look like

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on What a green and peaceful future could look like

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand “We cannot solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein I started at Greenpeace ten years ago. 2008 doesn’t seem that long ago, but the world was a very different place back then.  “Tweetstorm” wasn’t a word; Wikipedia and the democratisation of knowledge were utopian […]

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The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, east coast, Environment, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rare birds, shore plover, shorebirds, staff, translocation, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover?

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The final translocation for Mahia’s shore plover? During two weeks in May, seven juvenile shore plover/tūturuatu were translocated to Waikawa Island off Mahia Peninsula. This was the last of two translocation for the year. Local biodiversity ranger Helen Jonas explains what’s involved in keeping this […]

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Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Napier District Court reserved his decision on charges laid […]

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Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, island, Islands, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, skinks, staff, Uncategorized, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Ridding boxthorn from predator free Motunau Island Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.

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The Sound of Science: Living the high life

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Pest control, predation, predators, Public Sector, Rock wren, Science, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The Sound of Science: Living the high life

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Sound of Science: Living the high life The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to […]

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Māui dolphins deserve better

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, maui dolphin, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, ocean sanctuary, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, seabed mining  /  Comments Off on Māui dolphins deserve better

Source: Green Party Like many of us, I feel a deep connection to our oceans. The rich marine life that surrounds our shores is what makes our place in the world so special and why we’re so passionate about protecting it. There are only 63 of the unique Māui dolphins left in the world. Only […]

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100 ways kids can get involved in nature

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Adventure, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kids, medals, National parks, nature, New Zealand Government, outdoors, Partnerships, Public Sector, Regions, sites, Toyota Kiwi Guardians, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on 100 ways kids can get involved in nature

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 100 ways kids can get involved in nature Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Simple idea, right? But in the age of technology and social media, maybe not. Forget millennials, today’s […]

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