A new report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says New Zealand’s native birds are in a desperate situation.
A third were found to be in danger of becoming extinct.
“Ninety-three of our bird species are found in no other country”, said Dr Wright. “We must look after them. Our birds need help not only in national parks, but on farms, along rivers and coasts, and in cities. This is a battle for all New Zealanders.”