Story: Human effects on the environment

Westland petrel

Westland petrel

Like other burrowing petrels, the Westland petrel is vulnerable to predators such as rats, cats and mustelids (ferrets, stoats and weasels). Although the fully grown bird can defend itself, chicks and eggs are often attacked.

Using this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031026
Photograph by Rod Morris

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - Impact on animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Janet Wilmshurst, published 24 Sep 2007