Conservation

Forest in Indonesia (file picture).

Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to global brands

It claims more than 130,000 hectares of Indonesian forest has been destroyed since 2015.

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An encounter with one of the birds on the Heaphy Track got us thinking.

What to do and what not to do if you come across a kiwi in the wild

A rare daytime encounter with a kiwi on the Heaphy Track got TVNZ1's Seven Sharp thinking.

Forest and Bird estimate less than 7000 kea remain.

Clever kea using tools to raid traps

Researchers have found the alpine parrot is using sticks to get food out of stoat trap boxes.

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The rare encounter was captured on video last week.

Watch: Great spotted kiwi charges hikers in rare daytime encounter on Heaphy Track

The family who took the footage think the native bird was defending its nest.

Photos: NZDF spot over 100 whales during census of NZ's southern right whales

The census found the nationally vulnerable population is recovering from whaling and other threats.

Waiheke Island / Auckland

Government sets goal of making Auckland's Waiheke Island predator free by 2025

A total of $10.9 million is budgeted for the project, launched on the Hauraki Gulf island today.

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Department of Conservation staff say in the past month they've had their car tyres slashed and wheel nuts loosened.

Ban 1080 activist denies killing native birds scattered across Parliament's steps by children - 'an act of theatre'

Five native birds were among the wildlife scattered on Parliament's steps yesterday.

1080 drop over Northland forest to go ahead in next few days

Conservationists are elated at the prospect, but others in the community are feeling nervous.

Orca (file image)

Experts prepare plan to capture ill orca as last alternative

The "very sick" whale known as J50 is off the US Pacific Northwest coast.

'Wow what an experience!' Rare Hector's dolphins delight boaties in Golden Bay

A pod of three Hector's dolphins swam in front of the boat, thrilling those on board.

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They’ve been seen swimming up a town culvert near Nelson to see if conservation efforts are working

Fluorescent whitebait unleashed near Nelson in native fish conservation effort

Nearly 75 per cent of NZ freshwater fish species are in decline.

NZ joins Australia in rejecting push for Japanese commercial whaling

Winston Peters issued a strong statement against whaling today.

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Department of Conservation staff say in the past month they've had their car tyres slashed and wheel nuts loosened.

Sharp rise in threats to DOC as 1080 protesters hold demonstrations

DOC says it's experienced 17 threats or attacks in the last month alone.

There are just 5000 kaka left in New Zealand, but in Wellington they appear to be flourishing.

DOC joins agencies in fight against 'campaign of disinformation' over 1080

They will be committing to the use of the pesticide to protect native wildlife, DOC said in a statement.

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With plant diseases likely to be affected by climate change, guaranteeing a future for some of New Zealand’s rarest species cannot happen soon enough.

Seed lab using liquid nitrogen to save natives opens in Wellington

The experiment hopes to guarantee a future for some of NZ's rarest species.

Hector's dolphins frequent the area.

Call for protection of Tasman Bay Hector's dolphins

Forest and Bird said Hector's dolphins were once abundant in this region.

Kiwi hunters put down guns to help protect our only native duck

The hunters laid over 100-traps in Kaimanawa Forest Park to help the native whio-blue duck.

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Summary: The farm had been selling endangered species worth up to 10,000 euros each.

Police break up Spanish ring selling endangered turtles

Seizure in Mallorca finds around around 750 eggs and 1,100 turtles including 14 of the 50 most endangered species.

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Annabeth Cohen told TVNZ1’s Breakfast that if steps aren’t taken the fish could disappear very soon.

Forest and Bird calls for a halt to commercial whitebaiting

The conservation organisation says four of the five native whitebait species are in danger of extinction.

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Lorraine doesn't do confrontation, but felt she had to stand up for Wellington's beaches after noticing a growing problem.

Watch: Meet the Wellington woman taking on the scourge of plastic 'nurdles'

Lorraine doesn't do confrontation, but felt she had to stand up for Wellington's beaches.

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The black stilts were carefully and expertly reared in captive breeding programmes, and this week were returned to the wild.

Delight as 184 juvenile kaki birds released in Mackenzie Basin

The black stilts were carefully and expertly reared in captive breeding programmes.

Orca still carrying her dead calf after 16 days leaves researcher sobbing, shocked and heartbroken

The Washington University researcher says she's gravely concerned for the health and mental well-being of the orca.

Two dogs found after going missing in Kaweka Forest Park.

Two dogs found after spending 25 days on conservation land sparking fears for kiwi

The dogs were found by a member of the public on a Hawke's Bay road.

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Riversdale flats was mistakenly included in  the lease for Mt White Station.

High country station sale to Czech national raises worries over land meant for a National Park

Land Information NZ has approved the sale of the 40,000 hectare Mt White Station near Arthurs Pass.

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