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    NZ treads heavily on the earth - survey
    12:25PM Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    New Zealand's ecological footprint - measured per head of population - is the sixth largest in the world, according to a global survey released today.

    Swiss-based conservation group WWF said in its Living Planet report that more than three quarters of the world's population lives in countries whose consumption levels are outstripping environmental renewal.

    The report, a leading statement on the planet's health, shows that only the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Kuwait, Denmark and Australia have larger ecological footprints than New Zealand on a per-head basis.

    "As a country we are in dubious company in terms of our demands on the planet," said WWF-New Zealand's executive director Chris Howe.

    The WWF calculations included carbon emissions from the production of imported goods and services and showed New Zealanders' use of natural resources was excessive.

    Mr Howe said it made sense to look after nature as the country's health and prosperity depended on it.

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    I'm surprised the UK isn't up there in the top 6, wonder where they rated

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