New Zealand's disappearing wetlands continue to be destroyed

Posted 03/02/2019

Stuff NZ website

They are wet and dirty and hard to love. And they're disappearing quickly.

New data shows New Zealand is losing significant areas of its remaining wetlands, even though they were prioritised for protection more than a decade ago.

An estimated 30,000 hectares of wetlands have been either fully or partly destroyed since 2001, according to data released by Forest & Bird to mark world wetlands day.

It amounts to about 13 per cent of the nationwide wetlands area that existed in 2001, which was already severely depleted.

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