An Otago Daily Times article.
Despite decades of hard work by conservationists, New Zealand’s cherished native birds are closer to extinction than they were 40 years ago.
That is according to a just published analysis that has found more than two-thirds of a large sample of birds are worse off now – compared with only 14% faring better.
The study followed an earlier alarming paper by some of the same researchers that warned eight million years of endemic bird diversity was now at risk – and predicted it would take 50 million years torecover those species now lost.
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