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October 18, 2019

New Zealand's marine environment is under pressure from coastal development, shipping traffic and climate change, a new government report says. The Ministry for the Environment's second marine report released today shows cumulative effects from land and sea-based human activity are impacting on marine ecosystems, harming habitats and allowing non-native species to thrive. On top of that, the environment also has to deal with the impacts of climate change.

 

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