Urgent action is needed to develop new approaches and improve
tools to protect New Zealand's environment and economy from
pests as some older approaches to pest management become
''obsolete'', a new Royal Society of New Zealand report says.
Predator-free New Zealand is a wild dream gaining a
popular voice. But what animals would we get rid of. And how?
First, however, we have a looming rat and stoat plague with
which to contend, writes Bruce Munro.
Urgent interim measures need to be taken to protect the
endangered New Zealand sea lion population given the serious
rate of decline in pup numbers in the Auckland Islands,
scientists and conservationists say.
Sixty wild tuatara from the Marlborough Sounds will soon make
their home at Orokonui Ecosanctuary but only two captive-bred
reptiles will be able to be seen by visitors until they have
settled into their new environment.