IntroductionLearn about animal and plant conservation and the pests and threats that threaten them.
New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
The native flora of New Zealand is unique as it evolved in isolation for millions of years.
The word biodiversity is short for ‘biological diversity’ and simply means the variety of life on earth.
Conservation status of plants and animals
The conservation status of a species is a forecast based on observed trends and likely pressures.