21 Jul 2020

Zoologists call for beach closures to protect wildlife

From First Up, 5:48 am on 21 July 2020

Zoologists are calling for seasonal beach closures to protect our wildlife. This follows research from an Otago University study showing a closed Dunedin beach during breeding season was beneficial for yellow-eyed penguin chicks' survival.

Louise Ternouth spoke to Professor of Zoology at Otago University Yolanda van Heezik about what the research shows.

Hoiho Landing, M.J.Young

Hoiho Landing, M.J.Young Photo: RNZ/ M.J.Young