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Biodiversity breakdown in NZ – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 4th, 2011.

Knock-on effects from bird loss are relentlessly changing the make-up of New Zealand native forests, according to new research published online today in the journal Science. Researchers from Canterbury and Auckland Universities studied plant life on three pest-free island sanctuaries where pollinating birds — bellbirds, tui and hihi — are abundant. When compared with mainland […]

The Press: Government ‘greenwash’ alleged

Peter Griffin posted in on July 5th, 2010.

David Williams writes in The Press about unhappiness by environmental groups over the government’s national policy statement (NPS) on biodiversity. The NPS does not give native plants any of the additional protection needed, they say. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Documents released to The Press under the Official Information Act show Environment Minister Nick […]

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