Photos show loss of private wetlands

Posted 02/02/2019

NZ Herald website

Forest & Bird says wetlands are disappearing on private land at an alarming rate, and has called on regional councils to double the wetlands in their areas.

Aerial images, taken in Southland, show a number of wetlands on private land completely or partly disappearing in the seven years from 2007-2014.

Forest & Bird released the images to mark World Wetlands Day today.

"This is our national shame. The rate and extent of wetland destruction in New Zealand has been recognised as among the highest in the world," said Forest & Bird's Freshwater Advocate, Annabeth Cohen.

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