Archives For Wetlands

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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DOC Ranger Jane Hughes explores and measures the secretive world of the Whangamarino Wetland.

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Wetlands are New Zealand’s shy places, so you need patience to photograph them well. DOC’s Des Williams explains…

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Twice a year Stella McQueen arrives in her campervan at Whangamarino Wetland to count fernbirds/mātātāa and spotless crake/pūweto for four hours every dawn and dusk.

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