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2011-12-21
New Zealand’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster – An update.


The last two months have brought some good news, most of more than 400 birds – mostly Little Penguins and endangered New Zealand Dotterels – had been released back into the wild. The bird’s home beaches have been cleared of lingering oil pollution.

The New Zealand Dotterel, Red-breasted Plover, or New Zealand Plover - Charadrius obscurus -  is an endangered species found only in certain areas of New Zealand. Only 1700 individuals of the endangered New Zealand dotterel are estimated to remain nationwide.

The Little Penguin - Eudyptula minor -  is the smallest penguin and is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand.

 


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