Globally, twice as much land is used to raise livestock as for growing crops, and of the crops that are grown, a third are fed to livestock rather than directly to people. Agriculture is responsible for 70% of the world’s freshwater use and two-thirds of biodiversity loss, and is a major source of water pollution from the run-off and leaching of animal waste and fertiliser.
Mr Fraser says “look at all the expansion of dairy into places which are absolutely unsuitable for it … over the next 10 to 15 years it’s going to have to be unwound.”
DOC nets 110 eggs in endangered kaki recovery programme.
Eugenie Sage has an interest in protecting the unique landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin.
Jesse Mulligan of Radio NZ discusses what her plans are in this role.
Dr Mike Joy told Duncan Garner on the AM Show this morning farming practices need to be changed to prevent the situation worsening.
Mackenzie’s main tourist routes are set to be re-labelled next week ahead of the district’s festival that celebrates the world renowned Dark Sky Reserve.
A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government.
Professor Derrick Moot doesn’t pull punches. The Lincoln University plant scientist is calling for a complete redesign of this country’s dairy systems to one that is ethical and environmentally responsible.
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Canterbury is behind on its regional water quality targets, but is making strong progress on irrigation goals.