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Where does all our plastic recycling go?

By   /  December 4, 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 Where does all our plastic recycling go?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace announces the speaking tour of two Malaysian activists who’ve discovered plastic waste from high-income countries being dumped in their backyard. Malaysia has become one of the new destinations for plastic waste since China put a ban on the trade at the start of this year. A Greenpeace investigation has revealed […]

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Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

By   /  December 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 Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia — The decision by a Slovakian court today to keep Greenpeace activists in detention until a trial takes place is unacceptable, Greenpeace said. The 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Belgium protested peacefully against dirty coal by displaying banners on the mining tower of a Slovak […]

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This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

By   /  December 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 This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand If you didn’t know, there’s a UN climate change conference about to begin in Poland – and it’s a big one. COP24, as it’s known, kicks off this weekend. For the next two weeks, a number of very smart experts and politicians will be locked in meeting rooms in a conference centre in […]

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COP24 Brings Greatest Test of Countries’ Commitment to the Paris Agreement Yet

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on COP24 Brings Greatest Test of Countries’ Commitment to the Paris Agreement Yet

Source: World Wildlife FundKATOWICE, POLAND – On the heels of several international reports outlining the mounting impacts and costs of climate change, negotiators at this week’s UN climate talks need to finalize the rules governing how the Paris Agreement will operate going forward and ensure countries deliver a strong commitment to increase their own climate […]

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Greenpeace activists detained for peaceful protest

By   /  December 1, 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 activists detained for peaceful protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia –  12 Greenpeace activists from Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium were detained on Wednesday, November 28th, on the mining tower of the Slovak coal company HornaUpper Nitra Mines (Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza, HBP). Greenpeace has since learned that they will be detained for another 48 hours after they had […]

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UN Biodiversity Conference Agrees on a Process Towards a New Deal for Nature and People in 2020 but Ambition is Weak

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on UN Biodiversity Conference Agrees on a Process Towards a New Deal for Nature and People in 2020 but Ambition is Weak

Source: World Wildlife FundSharm-El-Sheikh, November 29, 2018: The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ended today with an agreement on the preparatory process for a post-2020 global framework, moving us closer to a transformational New Deal for Nature and People in 2020 – a vital step […]

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Rescue of Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Brings New Hope for the Species

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Rescue of Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Brings New Hope for the Species

Source: World Wildlife FundKUTAI BARAT, 28 November 2018: The Government of Indonesia and Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking alliance of leading international conservation organizations have successfully rescued and relocated a critically endangered but healthy female rhino to a secure facility in Kalimantan with the support of local partners. The rescue operation is the first major […]

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WWF Statement on 2018 UN Emissions Gap Report

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on 2018 UN Emissions Gap Report

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to the findings of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2018,  WWF issued the following statements: Lou Leonard, World Wildlife Fund’s senior vice president for climate change and energy, said:  “Tripling ambition won’t happen without the private sector and regional governments being fully brought into the process. They are the […]

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Government must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

By   /  November 27, 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 must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tuesday, November 27: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to rule out what it says is a massive polluting project proposed for Taranaki that will increase dirty energy dependency and increase production of “river-killing” urea. The billion-dollar project proposes using hydrocarbon gas to make hydrogen and urea. The hydrogen would be […]

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Forest destroying products and producers

By   /  November 26, 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 Forest destroying products and producers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace activists at a Unilever factory in UK, in 2008, highlighting Indonesia’s rainforests being destroyed to grow palm oil. © Will Rose / Greenpeace A lot has happened since Greenpeace has been fighting forest destruction for palm oil. Apple invented the iPhone. Shell went into – and pulled out of – […]

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Tramping blind on the Kepler Track

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Disability Pride Week, DJF, Environment, Fiordland, Great Walks, KB, KB, Kepler Track, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, tramping, Walking/hiking/tramping  /  Comments Off on Tramping blind on the Kepler Track

Source: Department of Conservation By Sarah Wilcox Despite a visual impairment that means she can only see light and dark, Mary Fisher is a keen tramper and advocate for getting out and enjoying New Zealand’s natural environment. Sarah invited Mary to walk the Kepler Track with her group of 10 family members earlier this year. […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, KB, KB, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Our second season of nest monitoring

Source: Department of Conservation We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the fifteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find […]

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WWF Statement on the Fourth National Climate Assessment

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the Fourth National Climate Assessment

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II, an authoritative assessment of the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and its territories, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president for climate change and energy: “Any remaining debate on the […]

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WWF Statement on the Fourth National Climate Assesment

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the Fourth National Climate Assesment

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II, an authoritative assessment of the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and its territories, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president for climate change and energy: “Any remaining debate on the […]

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Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

By   /  November 23, 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 Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of dollars in sales for clothing and other products this year. But this shopping bonanza also generates greater volumes of waste than ever. That is bad news for the environment. Time out for fast fashion illustration © Greenpeace Instead of chasing […]

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Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

By   /  November 22, 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 Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Port Vila, Vanuatu, 22 November 2018 – Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies that continue to contribute to climate change, the nation’s foreign minister has warned, in what could be a world first legal action by a climate vulnerable country This morning at the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Virtual Summit, Vanuatu’s […]

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The prospering wildlife of Whakau

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, biodiversity, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, Islands, KB, KB, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Red Mercury Island, tusked-wētā, Whakau  /  Comments Off on The prospering wildlife of Whakau

Source: Department of Conservation by Alison McDonald, DOC Ranger New Zealand’s periphery is dotted with small out-lying islands, and while it might seem logical to think of these as extensions to the mainland or mere microcosms of the familiar – the reality is that these places, isolated only by a small expanse of sea, offer […]

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Sound of Science: Saving our snails

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, gastropods, KB, KB, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, Public Sector, Science, Science Advisor, snails  /  Comments Off on Sound of Science: Saving our snails

Source: Department of Conservation “Powelliphanta appear to be “painted on the landscape” in a way which no other land snails in New Zealand are.” Science Advisor Kath Walker has been studying Powelliphanta snails for nearly four decades and has recently submitted her PhD on this ancient lineage of snail – an awesome achievement to someone so […]

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The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, Fiordland, Historic, KB, KB, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Takahe Rescue  /  Comments Off on The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

Source: Department of Conservation Seventy years ago today, New Zealand was given a second chance to save a taonga once thought extinct. On 20 November 1948 Invercargill doctor Geoffrey Orbell led a team – including Neil McCrostie, Rex Watson and Joan Telfer – deep into the remote Murchison Mountains of Fiordland National Park. They were on the hunt for a […]

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Public demand more ambition than bag ban

By   /  November 20, 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 Public demand more ambition than bag ban

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Ministry for Environment (MfE) has reported today that of 9,300 submissions received, 92 per cent support the Government’s proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. MfE has further noted that many submitters “support the proposal as a first step towards wider action on plastic packaging.” Greenpeace Campaign Advisor […]

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