New York – The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution yesterday calling on countries to redouble their efforts to protect deep-ocean species and ecosystems from the destructive... [ Read More ]
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition today slammed a decision by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify the New Zealand deep-water bottom trawl... [ Read More ]
“The decision of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, CCAMLR, in Hobart, to create large no-take marine protected areas in the Ross Sea,and some areas... [ Read More ]
Newmont mining, which just last week attended an IUCN World Congress discussion on extractive industries and conservation, where it styled itself as one of the “good guys”, now stands... [ Read More ]
“In the discussion of the Kermadecs Sanctuary proposal, Maori and others are overlooking that any rights to fish are explicitly conditional on a binding obligation to “preserve and protect... [ Read More ]
Renewed applications for seabed mining, by TransTasman Resources and another pending from Chatham Rise Resources, probably reflect environmentally harmful changes to the law that the... [ Read More ]
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Santiago, Chile (1 June 2016) – The 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed today to a resolution at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) stating their... [ Read More ]
Research published today by Auckland, Oxford and Vancouver academics on fisheries catch mis-reporting is very welcome says Cath Wallace, fisheries management specialist and former senior... [ Read More ]
Antarctica and its wildlife-from penguins to krill, from seals to squids-captivate people all over the world. Despite Antarctica’s remote location, its fragile ecosystems are still at... [ Read More ]
Today, Earth Day, is a day for celebrating all the people who take action to protect the environment, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO.
“People who... [ Read More ]
ECO today challenged the Government to think again on its flawed marine protection proposals which fail to cover the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and will weaken protections.
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ECO today welcomed an announcement that no new coal mines will be approved in China for three years and a further 1,000 existing coal mines are to be closed.
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The problems of the Karamea and northern West Coast can be addressed with more and better marketing, not putting in roads that destroy the environmental values of the place, says Cath Wallace of... [ Read More ]
The New Zealand Youth Delegation is saying that the Paris Agreement ‘takes an inch forward, but miles more needed’. The two week climate change talks were a chance for governments... [ Read More ]
Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland this morning, kicking off what will be the largest climate... [ Read More ]
Despite substantial movement from China on Antarctic Conservation, Southern Ocean progress remains stalled while protection efforts expand around... [ Read More ]
How to improve water quality and the social, cultural, and economic gains to New Zealand from doing so was the focus of the ECO conference.
The Conference in Christchurch Friday 28-Sunday... [ Read More ]
Over 100 people from around New Zealand will be meeting in Christchurch this weekend to discuss ways of protecting freshwater. The conference Dialogues on Freshwater - Navigating... [ Read More ]
Coal Action Network Aotearoa today called for the Government to “get real” about the future of coal.
Solid Energy going into administration is... [ Read More ]
Papers were filed in the High Court in Wellington today seeking an urgent judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s blanket refusal to release any documents sought in a comprehensive... [ Read More ]
Coal Action Network Aotearoa today welcomed Genesis Energy’s announcement that it will close its Huntly coal-fired power station – but noted that this would now bring close scrutiny... [ Read More ]
The Ministry of Primary industries is in its final consultation meetings in the South Island and is now calling for submissions* on the National Environmental Standards on Plantation Forestry... [ Read More ]