Endangered and rare New Zealand invertebrate species

Authors

  • G Ramsay
  • N Gardner

Abstract

The continued reduction and modification of many of the habitats of most of New Zealand's native animal species has resulted in the disappearance or rarity of certain kinds. Several are endangered and in urgent need of conservation measures if they are to continue to exist at all while others should be regarded as threatened and in need of special protection to ensure their survival. It should not be forgotten that nearly all the New Zealand lowland terrestrial and aquatic species, approximately 95% of the total fauna are confined strictly to native vegetation habitats and, consequently have no chance of survival without this plant cover. Fire eliminates a number of species even though the bush may recover.

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Published

2017-08-05

How to Cite

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Ramsay, G. and Gardner, N. 2017. Endangered and rare New Zealand invertebrate species. The Wētā. 1, 1 (Aug. 2017), 3–6.

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