Archives For Wetlands

Thousands of New Zealand’s took up the challenge this Conservation Week and got involved in protecting our native flora, fauna, marine and freshwater spaces! From tree plantings to beach cleanups here is a small snapshot of what went on around the country last week.

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Spotless crakes/pūweto are a great indicator of the success of a wetland restoration. Ranger Rose has been monitoring pūweto in Waikato’s Peat Lakes where restoration work is being carried out.

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Our wetlands act like the kidneys of the earth, they are also home to unique wildlife and plants. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an international treaty focusing on the conservation of our wetlands.

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It’s World Wetlands Day. Jack van Hal takes us behind the scenes of a research programme underway to learn more about the conservation needs of the Australasian bittern/matuku. 

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Today’s photo is a sunset shot from Ahuriri Estuary situated north of Napier in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.

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To celebrate World Wetlands Day DOC’s Jackie van Hal reflects on the status of New Zealand’s protected wetland areas.

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Informative new signs at the Manawatu Estuary are teaching visitors about the bird species that rely on this internationally significant wetland habitat.

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