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Positive Changes to Biodiversity - Wellington NZ

Positive Changes to Biodiversity - Wellington NZ | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"We have lost 95 percent of our lowland forest, most of our wetlands and dunes, and three quarters of our bird species are threatened. But working with volunteers and other councils and agencies, we are gaining ground in the battle to reverse the loss of Wellington's biodiversity."
The most obvious success story is our growing native bird populations. Tui are flourishing - bellbird, whitehead, kakariki, tomtit and kaka numbers are increasing and we're now seeing kereru nesting in our reserves.
"Behind these changes are planting and pest management programmes that are creating healthier forest with fewer pests where birds can prosper," says Cr Ritchie.

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Conserving biodiversity hotspots 'could bring world's poor $500bn a year'

Conserving biodiversity hotspots 'could bring world's poor $500bn a year' | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Study puts economic value on the indirect ecosystem services provided by the world's poorest people...
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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jadav Payeng began planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. 30 years later, it's home to a sprawling forest.

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