Eyrewell ground beetles extinct

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Eyrewell ground beetles extinct

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 pm

The only known remaining habitat of Eyrewell ground beetles has been converted to dairy farm by Ngai Tahu Farming. That's one whole species gone for the sake of a few more polluting cows.
Shameful doesn't even begin to describe it.

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/02/12/4 ... are-beetle

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national ... spartandhp
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Re: Eyrewell ground beetles extinct

Postby Hypno » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:04 pm

I did some work out there in 2013/14, gave me a real sense of destruction at the time, bleak cold wind swept place, not a place i wanted to stay at.

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