Ninety per cent of New Zealand’s sea birds are at risk of extinction, as “serious pressures” threaten the future of New Zealand’s oceans.
The Our Marine Environment 2016 report, released on Thursday by Statistics NZ and the Ministry for the Environment, found that New Zealand had the highest number of threatened seabird species in the world.
More than a quarter of marine mammals were also at risk.
t was due to a degraded environment, the report said. Global warming and polluted coastlines were among the causes.
Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 24, 2016
90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk