10 Aug 2020

Biodiversity strategy launched to protect native flora, fauna

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 10 August 2020

An ambitious new strategy for protecting New Zealand's plants and wildlife has been launched with the aim of turning around the fate of 4,000 species at risk of extinction.

The plan, launched today by the Conservation Minister, sets out five core areas over the next 30 years, and includes targets for things like carbon storage and getting pigs and deer out of sensitive areas.

RNZ environment reporter Rachel Thomas was at the launch.