Story: Introduced animal pests

Loss of forest

Since humans arrived in New Zealand, around 1250–1300 AD, some three-quarters of the original forest cover has been lost.

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Impact of animals on the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/10097/loss-of-forest (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015