17 days ago
Photo by @geoffreidnz || New Zealand's Mackenzie Country is world-renowned for its beauty and pristine environment. It’s an ecologically sensitive area with unique, desert-like land on glacial outwash plain. It is home to eighteen threatened plants and four threatened bird species, including the critically endangered Black Stilt of which there are 100 left in existence. Sadly, like most beautiful places, it’s in need of us to protect it, in this case, from New Zealand’s ever expanding dairy. Due to dairy’s impact on freshwater and the climate, a high profile campaign has been running to stop dairy expansion in the Mackenzie and elsewhere in New Zealand.
It is heartening to see the power of imagery, story telling and social media. Many have shared photos of this beautiful place inspiring people to care. Almost 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for a stop to dairy expansion in the Mackenzie Country. Good things are on the horizon.
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