New Zealand Not so Green and Clean
New Zealand Nationally Endangered Wild life Hectors Dolphins Maui Dolphins Endersby Rabbit New Zealand Sea Lions Lesser tailed short bats Short tailed bats kawekaweau gecko The Sinbad Valley skink Lizzards Frogs
New Zealand Water Increased algal blooms containing toxic levels of bacteria are polluting our waterways and 75% of native freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction.
Deterioration of The New Zealand Environment. 445,000 hectares of forestry land is at risk of being deforested and converted into pastoral use – the majority for dairying. This is equivalent to 910,000 rugby fields or over seven times the size of Lake Taupo. The national forestry plantation estate is currently 1.8 million hectares. This means that over 25 per cent of the nation’s plantation is at risk of being deforested to covert to Dairy
New Zealand now has 943 species of terrestrial invertebrate threatened with extinction, and a further 1316 species are thought to be threatened but too little is known about them to classify them as such.
Poisoning of the Environment.1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) is a class "A: Toxin lethal to all breathing animals. It is also an extremely effective insecticide, killing not only the insects at the bottom of the food chain but mammals, birds, bats, insects, lizards. The aerial application of 1080 poison is banned in the U.S. due to its "extreme hazard to human health and the environment. (USA environmental Protection Agency
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus for which the long term prognosis for the environment and ability to cross species is still an unknown entity. Both New Zealand and Australia continue to ignore world scientific advise.