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Great Kererū Count takes to the skies

September 15, 2016 – 8:26 pm |

The Great Kererū Count takes flight Friday September 116 and New Zealanders across the county are asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon …

Solutions focus: How iNaturalist could make a difference for the planet and replace Pokemon Go this Conservation Week

August 16, 2016 – 7:20 pm |

I’m standing on a dirt road pointing my phone at a cheeky little creature as I try to catch it on my iPhone screen. The toddler on my back and the dog at my side …

Community rally to help young orca on the North Island’s east coast

August 10, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A baby orca separated from its family is the focus of a rescue mission uniting University of Canterbury marine scientists, DOC staff, local Iwi and residents on the North Island’s east coast.
Marine mammal scientist Dr …

NZ’s largest litter clean up is set to take place from September 12-18th.

August 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Registrations are now open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s annual clean up week. Taking place in September each year this is the biggest national clean up initiative to take place on the calendar in New …

Urban forest to grow for National Tree Day in Sydney

August 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Volunteers can help expand Sydney’s green, cool canopy for National Tree Day by planting over 2,000 native seedlings at Jubilee Park in Glebe today, Sunday 31 July.
This year is Planet Ark’s 21st National Tree Day …

Expert encourages public to adopt permaculture approach to rivers in the Hutt

July 31, 2016 – 9:42 pm |

Expert urges new way to appreciate Hutt River
While many Lower Hutt residents love the Hutt River, they can take it for granted.
Next Monday an international expert will urge residents to look at Hutt River in …

Water recycling project makes award splash

June 24, 2016 – 2:00 am |

A Sydney Park project that cleans and reuses the equivalent of 340 Olympic-sized swimming pools of local stormwater runoff a year has been honoured with a 2016 Good Design Award.
The City of Sydney water re-use …

Jamie McDell and 55 passionate Kiwis raise their voices for the remaining Maui dolphins

June 16, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release – 13 June 2016 – 55 Kiwis singing to save the Māui Dolphin
“Son of the ocean, son of the sea, come be outspoken, wash all this clean”.
Raising their voices for Māui dolphins, Auckland-based singer/songwriter Jamie McDell …

Green Ribbon kudos for Reconnecting Northland

June 8, 2016 – 2:12 pm | One Comment

Landscape scale restoration initiative, Reconnecting Northland, was applauded at the 2016 Green Ribbon Awards last night, winning the Philanthropy and Partnership category.
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry hosted the 2016 Green …

Victoria University partners with Zealandia to focus on urban ecology

June 1, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Victoria University of Wellington this morning in a ceremony attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
The agreement, signed by Denise Church, chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust, and Professor …

Kids benefit from solar sponsorship in Wainuiomata

May 30, 2016 – 7:41 am |

 An innovative project has equipped Pukeatua Primary School in Wainuiomata with solar panels that are expected to result in significant financial savings for the low decile school.
Hutt City Council and four private sponsors have provided …

New York expert says parks are for mental health and strengthening community, as well as physical wellness

May 22, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Liveable cities need experience-building parks
City parks are where memories are made, couples fall in love and children grow up – according to New York City’s visionary park chief, who says well-planned open spaces encourage meaningful …

YHA steps up to help save remaining 55 Māui dolphins 

May 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Media Release
11 May 2016
By YHA New Zealand
New Zealand – YHA New Zealand supports the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Challenge 55 to help protect the world’s rarest and smallest …

Future looks bright and cool thanks to New Zealand’s top student Oxana Repina

May 7, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Stuff reported New Zealand’s top student Oxana Repina wants to make a positive difference for the world, especially the climate.
Oxana has just been awarded the Prime Minister’s award for academic excellence, for her work in 2015.
Right …

Kākāpō on track for a record season!

April 12, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Department of Conservation
Date:  18 March 2016

The critically-endangered birds are world-famous for their character, rarity and bizarre appearance, a giant flightless nocturnal parrot found only in New Zealand.
“So far this season, 42 out of 54 female kākāpō …

Aussie green offices top three million square metres

April 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Ok Kiwis, in the light hearted spirit of competition, here’s an other excellent reason to get serious about taking the lead in climate friendly action! Charlotte.
Green offices top three million square metres
Australian offices are taking …

Air New Zealand team up with DoC and iwi to support bird biodiversity project in Abel Tasman

April 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Source:  Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Golden Bay’s Manawhenua ki Mohua iwi have today announced a new joint biodiversity project on the Abel Tasman Great Walk.
The project will support the …

DOC and China’s conservation agency agree to protect migratory birds

April 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Go DoC! – Happyzine
NZ Department of Conservation
Date: 18 March 2016
The Department of Conservation (DOC) and the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China have agreed to work together to protect wetlands visited by red knots and …

New species of tiny frog discovered in India

April 1, 2016 – 7:32 am |

New species are being discovered all the time.  Live Science.com reported that a tiny frog was recently discovered in the southwestern plains of India.  It’s been named Microhyla laterite, and it has all that sounds like …

Scientists discover bug that eats plastic

March 24, 2016 – 2:12 pm |

Proving once again that for every problem there is a solution, Inhabitat.com reported Japanese researchers have discovered a microorganism that literally eats plastic. The bacterium, now named Ideonella sakaiensis, has been shown to completely break down polyethylene …

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