Archives For Wetlands

When Peter Roberts looks out from his home overlooking the Firth of Thames, he can gaze across the internationally significant wetland he and his neighbours are striving to conserve. He is the chairman of the Western Firth Catchment Group Trust, which recently received $50,000 from the DOC Community Fund.

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For World Wetlands Day, we’re taking a look a the matuku/Australasian bittern which is a potential indicator of wetland health.

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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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