Aotearoa's unique biodiversity
Due to its relative isolation, this country has incredible biodiversity. There are an estimated 80,000 species of native animals, plants and fungi found only here.
This biodiversity is at risk. Three quarters of New Zealand’s bush has been cut down and 90% of the wetlands have been drained to create farmland, towns and cities. Three quarters of native fish species are threatened with extinction.
All Kiwis have an important role to play in the regeneration of our natural systems.