30 May 2019

Seabird report details "enormity" of the species at risk

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 30 May 2019

Researcher Edin Whitehead has put together the most comprehensive report to date on the multiple threats posed to New Zealand seabirds, calling it 'a depressing exercise'. She says despite a staggeringly high risk of extinction they still remain on the fringes of public consciousness.

New Zealand has more seabird species than anywhere else in the world. The seabird threat review, focuses on the northern part of the country, grouping the major threats into six categories.