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Wilding conifer control efforts smash targets

Hundreds of jobs, a boost for biodiversity, and more productive land are the result of joint efforts to tackle wilding conifers, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said today.

“The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme, made huge strides last year, tackling more than half of its four-year target for wilding conifer control work in 12 months” Damien O’Connor said.

“Control crews and community projects treated 817,000 hectares from Te Taitokerau Northland to Motupōhue Bluff and created more than 1,000 full or part-time jobs.

“This success shows that concerted and coordinated efforts are succeeding in bringing large-scale wilding conifer infestations under control.”...

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