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.
The festival will begin the Friday after Thanksgiving with a native plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until sellout. All plants offered for sale will be native to the Lower Colorado Desert, and volunteers will be available to answer questions about how to get the best results. Plants may be pre-ordered from a list at anzaborregobotany.org.
This year’s featured speaker, Don Rideout, will discuss Growing Native Desert Trees. Don’s informative talk will take place in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m. Don is the author of the Society’s very popular guide, Gardening with Native Desert Plants: A How-to Booklet, posted on the Society’s websitesite: anzaborregobotany.org.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004