Stuff - 'Serious pressures' facing rivers, Government report finds

Most of New Zealand's native freshwater species are at risk of extinction as water quality faces "serious pressures", a Government report says.

Threats to native species were one particularly concerning aspect amid an overall decline in freshwater quality, determined in a joint report by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand.

The report added to mounting evidence that freshwater quality will get worse unless fundamental changes are made.

 

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