Story: Ecoregions



Kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) dominates the canopy of this swamp forest at Waitangiroto Lagoon in Westland. High rainfall and a mild climate ensure that the natural cover of large parts of the West Coast lowland is rainforest.

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Photograph by Les Molloy

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Windward districts: to the west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007