Wild goats browsing vegetation at Cook's Cove, East Coast. Photo: John Sawyer
There are many threats to New Zealand 's indigenous plant life. These may be human induced or naturally occurring events. Some of the more obvious threats include competition from exotic plants and weeds and the damage caused by introduced browsing animals such as possums, goats, deer, rabbits and stock.
Here we provide information on the main causes for the continuing decline of New Zealand's native plant life. These are the main reasons the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network came into being. Greater awareness of these causes of decline will lead to action to mitigate or eliminate them and therefore achieve more effective protection of New Zealand's globally important flora.
Follow the links below for information about: