8 Mar 2018

Hottest summer on record wreaks havoc on native wildlife

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 8 March 2018

The hot and occasionally stormy summer has turned out to be disastrous for some our country's native wildlife. Forest and Bird has discovered a breeding season of little blue penguin chicks was swept away by huge waves in the Hauraki Gulf. And the sweltering temperatures have been deadly for eels and are suspected as the cause of a dismal albatross breeding season on the Otago peninsular. Adelia Hallett from Forest & Bird tells Philippa Tolley what needs to be done.