Controversial tenure review leaves devastating legacy for South Island environment – researchers – Jamie Ensor, Newshub

The process has been controversial for the amount of land given to intensive farming, which Ms Sage said has “contributed to major landscape change and loss of habitat for native plants and animals”.                                                                                                                             But Landcare researcher Susan Walker told Newshub New Zealand’s environment had already been damaged and native species were worse off.                                                             “The rivers, the scrublands, the grasslands, cushion fields, herb fields, those sorts of things are rarer and much more threatened,” she said,

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