Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand's birds
In her latest report, the Commissioner shines a light on the desperate state of New Zealand's native birds, the challenges they face, and what it might take to restore them in large numbers back on to the mainland.
In this report the Commissioner examines the complex issue of agricultural greenhouse gases – methane and nitrous oxide – which together form about half of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
We New Zealanders take great pride in our environment, in its beauty, its bountiful natural resources, and the lifestyle opportunities of the great outdoors. Our natural and physical environment is central to our way of life, identity, and economic prosperity. It is also precious in its own right.