Forest & Bird - NZ on the Block
Wild and treasured places of New Zealand are being opened up to gas and oil drilling, mining and logging as the government ignores warnings of climate change, and seeks to advance an economic agenda that harms, rather than protects.
The government is currently selling exploitation rights to 925,200 hectares of conservation and private land, and more than 39 million hectares of ocean, through an international tender process.
The New Zealand we all want to live in is one where our coastline is home to a network of marine reserves; our rivers are unpolluted and safe for swimming; and our conservation land is protected as a home for our threatened and rare species; not as a resource to be plundered.
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