Plas­tic threat

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - IN BRIEF -

of dy­ing due to plas­tic in New Zealand than any­where else in the world. “Even though we don’t have the most plas­tic pol­lu­tion, we are unique in the world in hav­ing so many se­abird species,” says Karen Baird from For­est & Bird. “We also have the most threat­ened se­abird species, many of which are found nowhere else.” Our coun­try is con­sid­ered “the se­abird cap­i­tal of the world” – 36 se­abird species breed only in New Zealand and more than a third of all se­abird species are known to spend time in NZ waters.

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