31 May 2017

Our native birds are in trouble

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:05 pm on 31 May 2017
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Photo: RNZ

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a hard hitting report into the state of our country;'s native birds.

Jan Wright's report, "Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand's birds," has seven recommendations to government, to help rectify the situation - including a tourist tax and using genetic science to help with predator control, but also help with species survivial.

The report says 80 percent of our native bird species are in bad shape, with a third in serious trouble.

Jessi Morgan of Predator Free New Zealand discusses the report