New Zealand’s native species are disappearing at such an alarming rate that the country has been declared to have an “unenviable record of extinction”. This increase in the number of critically endangered or threatened species can be traced directly to the Department of Conservation’s lack of funding. New Zealand has more than 3,000 native species […]
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New Zealand has more than 3,000 native species heading toward extinction, yet the budget for the government agency tasked with protecting them has been stripped. The most recent 2017/18 budget is providing $12 million less, in real terms, for biodiversity funding. In a time where the environment and native species are in crisis, the government […]
Hovering on the brink of extinction are the black stilt, also known as kakī, a wading bird endemic to New Zealand’s braided rivers in the South Island. The species became victims of predation and loss of habitat. They are one of the rarest birds in the world, with their numbers reduced to less than 200 […]