New Zeland dairy cows walk across a sunny field
Over the past five years, New Zealand dairy farmers have laid more than 26,000km of fencing to stop cattle from accessing waterways as part of an industry-led initiative to improve freshwater quality. The industry’s recent push to tackle water pollution is part of a national drive to tackle declining water quality, which was identified by the government in its report Freshwater reform 2013 and beyond. In it, they identified strong increasing trends in freshwater phosphorus and nitrogen levels, particularly in catchments […]