25 Feb 2019

Mangawhai mangrove removal behind fairy tern decline

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 25 February 2019

Scientists studying fairy terns at Mangawhai now suspect the bird's decline may be linked to the removal of mangroves in the harbour. The critically endangered birds have had a disastrous breeding season, in part due to stormy weather in spring. But the scientists say their food supply may also have been hit by the mangrove removal. Lois Williams reports.