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Conservation strategy in New Zealand ‘unbalanced’, study says


Politics and interest groups are trumping science in biodiversity battle, researchers find

New Zealand’s conservation efforts are “unbalanced”, a study has found.

The paper, published in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology on 17 February, found that a strong focus on predator animals came at the expense of other threats, such as hoofed animals. It said that government agencies did not always rely on science when making decisions.

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