Sunday, June 12, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - National Party commits to retaining DOC

Good news for New Zealand conservation efforts with this press release at Scoop.
National Party environment spokesperson Nick Smith today made an ‘absolute commitment’ that a National-led government would not split up the Department of Conservation at the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Annual General Meeting in Wellington.

“Forest and Bird is pleased that National has affirmed its commitment to keeping the Department of Conservation as a single dedicated government agency,” said Forest and Bird President Dr. Peter Maddison.

“Both of the main political parties have now committed to not splitting up the Department of Conservation, so United Future’s proposal to split the department looks more endangered than the kakapo,” he said.