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New Zealand has been a life-raft for unique species - now they must adapt or die | Erica Wilkinson

22.01.2020
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Our nation has been in a biodiversity crisis for more than 100 years, but the climate crisis could push our at-risk animals to the brinkAs world leaders debate how to curb emissions to shape a better tomorrow, for New Zealand's iconic wildlife the reality is clear - the environment they once thrived in has rapidly changed and species must adapt to survive.New Zealand is home to species found nowhere else in the world - a flightless parrot, a reptile as old as the dinosaurs, a bat that uses folded wings as "limbs" to scramble around on the forest floor. The unique wildlife thrived on a landmass that was essentially a life-raft separated from predators such as rats and stoats for 80m years. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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