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DOC urges cat and dog owners to help protect coastal species

4th September, 2022

Every year, our furry friends injure and kill hundreds of native and endangered coastal species.

Many marine mammals and sea birds such as seals, kororā and red-billed gulls are under threat due to attacks by cats and dogs.

That’s prompted the Department of Conservation to launch a campaign aimed at protect our native species.

Rayssa Almeida has more. Listen here:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018855629/doc-urges-cat-and-dog-owners-to-help-protect-coastal-species

 

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