How serious is the threat to our native birds and wildlife?

September 3, 2018 3:27 pm

Recent reports from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the Department of Conservation show that we face a biodiversity crisis with introduced predators one of the main causes of decline.

• 4000 of our native species are classified as in some trouble

• 1000 are classified as in serious trouble and/or facing risk of extinction

• More than 50 bird species have become extinct in the 750 years since human arrival

• Four out of every five birds are in trouble – and some sit on the brink of extinction.

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