The winner of the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand pageant hopes to use her title to raise awareness of protecting the delicate marine environment in her island homeland. The winner of the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand pageant hopes to use her title to raise awareness of protecting the delicate mari
A government plan to save thousands of seabirds from being killed by the fishing industry each year has been called weak and ineffective. The action plan details what fishers should do to avoid hooking endangered seabirds, but Forest & Bird said there were no penalties for not following the r
A giant oceanic manta ray washed up on a Northland beach on Thursday. The sea creature is more than 4m wide and is estimated to weigh about 1.5 tonnes.
It’s just over three years since the Predator Free 2050 goal was announced, with the aim of restoring New Zealand’s spectacular bird chorus. When he announced it, then Prime Minister John Key described it as “the most ambitious conservation project anywhere in the world”.It has also been likened
What do people think about protecting and restoring New Zealand’s biodiversity? To find out, we invited New Zealanders to engage with each other on this topic as citizens using Scoop’s public engagement platform, HiveMind.
A controversial decision validating a proposed protected marine area in Bay of Plenty waters has been heralded as "hugely significant" for New Zealand, but not everyone is happy.
New Zealand's marine environment is under pressure from coastal development, shipping traffic and climate change, a new government report says.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is being urged to establish a blue belt to protect the entire coast of the region.