Announcement of funding for three conservation projects in Northland, but the big news is that most of Northland’s forests have no significant and consistent pest control on protected land. Thanks to private land, pest control is expanding.
The announced funding will now help prevent pests on public and public lands. However, land work is carried out in small quantities in these forests, while the rest is carried out under a variety of pest control conditions. Currently, there is not enough quality work to target key destroyers in the remaining forests.
Just because deforestation is not in the headlines, it does not disappear. This summer, it introduced pests and worsened the deforestation of Northland. Northland received 40% less rainfall last winter – the lowest in the long run. Therefore, the water table below the forest floor is low and the forest floor area is already depleted of dry and dried plants.
Without pest control and leaf protection, kiwi is available during the day, and water is drying up. In some places, tree plants begin to die. Trees that have been dormant for years due to the effects of poaching and drought will soon be seen. Natural resilience is below rock.
When the last wetlands dry up, the current drought will have dire consequences. AIndigenous birds need water, but so do their enemies, known hunters. Drought is pushing them to the same places.
The Northern Indigenous Forests are able to withstand the effects of environmental degradation, landslides and severe weather events. We must use all available resources to restore the abundance of indigenous forests.