Air New Zealand addresses biodiversity crisis in new safety video

Air New Zealand has released its new safety video which brings attention to New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis.

The video, titled A Journey to Safety, tells the story of a young girl who helps transport a lost takahē to his new home with the help of Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC).

The airline’s latest offering builds on its eight-year partnership with DOC. The two organisations have been working together since 2012 to help protect and enhance New Zealand’s natural environment.

Under the partnership the airline has transported more than 3,200 threatened species to safe havens, funded pest traps across 38,000 hectares of the country, and supported marine science and research within New Zealand’s marine reserves.

The video shines a spotlight on the crisis many of New Zealand’s native species face, with a large number of them on the fast track to extinction.

Each year up to 25 million native birds are killed by introduced predators.

In highlighting the importance of protecting our environment, the video also features New Zealand landscapes including the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland, Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf and Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari in Waikato.

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