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Kaikoura marine protection a good first step

March 19, 2014 – 8:51 am |

WWF–New Zealand welcomed the announcement of marine protection for Kaikoura today.
“This is the type of protection we need to see more of to help protect New Zealand oceans and the animals that live there,” WWF-New …

Arctic environmental future looking positive

March 13, 2014 – 10:00 am |

Source: Greenpeace
Members of the European Parliament have passed a resolution to promote the protection of the Arctic environment.This is huge and it’s a massive step forward for our campaign!
The resolution calls for a conservation area …

Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust

March 9, 2014 – 8:33 pm |

Response to the Lottery Grants Board Significant Project Fund’s award of $1.25m  for the sanctuary project.
Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust
Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Chair Dr Dave Butler said there was elation from the trust …

10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

March 9, 2014 – 8:26 pm |
10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

Media Release: Project Crimson
This year, volunteers in communities all around New Zealand will plant more than 10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees following the 2014 Project Crimson Community Restoration Programme which has recently opened for …

Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …

New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

February 19, 2014 – 7:51 am |
New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

Solar Schools officially launched New Zealand’s first solar crowd funding initiative for schools on Campbell Live on 17th February. Richmond’s Henley School is the first to join Solar Schools, and now has Nelson’s biggest school …

Make a difference as a Conservation Volunteer in Porirua!

February 14, 2014 – 7:30 pm |

Help keep up the momentum
Thompsons Gully,  Porirua
Sunday 23rd February 9:30m -1:30pm
This is one of our regular sites and great work is taking place. We’ll continue along this tranquil gully as we listen to the sounds of …

Subantarctic marine reserves a positive step forward

February 12, 2014 – 11:29 am |

Media Release: WWF–NZ heralded the creation last night of three Subantarctic Islands marine reserves as a positive step but cautioned that a comprehensive plan for marine protection in New Zealand waters is needed.

The Subantarctic Islands …

First kakapo eggs in three years discovered

February 8, 2014 – 4:31 pm |

First kākāpō eggs in three years


Deidre Vercoe, Kākāpō Recovery Programme Manager, +64 3 2112481 or +64 27 290 2783

Date:  03 February 2014
Source:  DoC – see original article here.

Kākāpō Recovery has discovered two kākāpō mums nesting on Whenua …

Successful breeding of threatened bats at Auckland Zoo

February 6, 2014 – 4:41 pm |

Source:  Auckland Zoo.
Auckland Zoo is celebrating successfully breeding and rearing lesser short-tailed bat twins – the first time this threatened endemic New Zealand species has ever been bred and hand-reared in a zoo.
The tiny short-tailed …

Passion for rivers – Forest and Bird’s Debs Martin speaks up about 2014 and balance

January 16, 2014 – 1:04 pm |

Debs Martin is the Top of the South Field Officer for Forest and Bird.  Happyzine asks her about her focus for this year, which rivers have “stolen her heart,” and how she maintains healthy balance …

Aquarium on a mission to educate about world’s most misunderstood predators

December 19, 2013 – 9:32 am |

Media Release: Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium
New interactive shark zone aims to educate Kiwis on world’s most misunderstood predators
New Zealand’s most misunderstood species and state-of-the-art technology collide in Shark Mission this month, a new interactive …

Auckland school children camping out for conservation in pilot education programme

December 13, 2013 – 6:47 pm |

Press release: Department of Conservation
A pilot camp created to foster young conservation ambassadors in Auckland will be launched on Monday 9 December 2013 by MP Nicky Wagner, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Conservation.
From Monday, 24 students aged …

Nature Space clocks 200 restoration groups

December 13, 2013 – 6:45 pm |

Press Release: Department of Conservation
The number of community restoration groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects, record …

River restoration projects in the Tasman region recognised at awards

December 12, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Press Release: Tasman District Council
Two projects that Tasman District Council has been involved in won recognition at the inaugural NZ River Awards announced last week by the Morgan Foundation.

New Zealand River Story Award
The Sherry River …

New Zealand Association of Environmental Education Shake it up Conference inspires in Christchurch

December 6, 2013 – 12:10 pm |

New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
While the conference theme reflects the seismic shift Cantabrians have experienced, it is really about how we, as educators for a sustainable future, shake up or re-energise ourselves!
At …

‘Extinct’ South Island Kokako may be still alive

November 29, 2013 – 8:58 pm |

Forest & Bird media release for immediate use
‘Extinct’ bird may be alive
Forest & Bird is welcoming the news that the South Island kokako – declared extinct in 2007 – could still be alive.
An apparent sighting …

Environmentalist pro surfer tackles Bali’s trash problem

November 28, 2013 – 2:08 pm |

Original source: http://www.gaiauniversity.org/gu_blog/post/bsc-graduate-kyle-thierman-interviewed-grindtv
Since surf travelers started visiting its beautiful and untouched beaches in the early ’70s, Bali has been one world’s most foremost surf travel destinations. Waves like Uluwatu, Padang Padang, and Canggu are synonymous with …

Plastic blocks solution to pollution of Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment

November 28, 2013 – 2:03 pm |

The treasured UNESCO world heritage site of Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment – is plagued by enormous amounts of plastic pollution, among other challenges that threaten the local ecology, economy, & community.
Visited by …

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