Per KM2 in the OECD. New Zealand has 164 species of bird at risk or threatened with extinction.
When New Zealanders introduced mammalian pests to New Zealand and began to change the land, they killed off many unique species. At least 3,742 species of plants and animals are now at risk or threatened with extinction.
Only 6% of these species are currently in conservation programmes. New Zealanders’ attitudes have changed but they are still not doing enough to protect even their most iconic bird, the kiwi who are still declining.