Tagged: Vanishing Nature

Part 2: What’s really driving loss of nature in New Zealand? - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Feb 05, 2016

Last week I demonstrated that despite a proud history of conservation and environmental management, New Zealand is still fast losing its natural heritage and, with it, our future prosperity. Addressing that requires some reframing of what conservation is for New Zealand, and recognition that doing more of the same might slow ongoing loss but cannot reverse the … Read More

Part 1: A proud history of conservation - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Jan 29, 2016

The extraordinary specialness of our wildlife and ecosystems is internationally renowned. New Zealand is a global biodiversity hotspot with deep time endemism. This means that not only are things here pretty special, but they’ve been that way for millions of years. A unique identity for New Zealanders has been forged from this environment, and our natural capital has … Read More