Drive for conservation fund boost

Drive for conservation fund boost

A major environmental group wants to see more money for conservation funding amid Thursday's Budget announcements, as newly released data shows more of New Zealand's species are faring worse.

The Government this month announced that an extra $20.7 million in operating funding, sourced from the previous Budget, would be spent on the largest pest control operation in the country's history to protect threatened birds and other species.

But the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) said higher baseline funding for the Department of Conservation was needed to help reverse the overall trend of biodiversity decline.

Read the full article on the NZ Herald website.

Last updated at 2:15PM on July 4, 2016