TITLE

Endangered Species in New Zealand: An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Mather, Zane
PUB. DATE
June 2019
SOURCE
New Zealand Points of View: Endangered Species in New Zealand;6/30/2019, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
New Zealand is home to many unique native animals and plants. A long period of geographic isolation has given rise to a one-of-a-kind ecosystem, housing species which are not to be found anywhere else on earth. Today, many of these species are threatened or endangered and a considerable number of species have become extinct, like the huia, Haast's eagle, and the giant flightless moa. The causes of extinction are debated, but there is a clear correlation between the arrival of humans on these islands and diminished biodiversity. Today, the Department of Conservation runs several programmes to help preserve endangered species and, since 1991, there have been protections in place surrounding the use of land in New Zealand through the Resource Management Act.
ACCESSION #
48329041

 

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