Story: Protected areas

Tuatara enclosure, Little Barrier Island

Tuatara enclosure, Little Barrier Island

Enclosures for rearing tuatara are among the few built structures on Little Barrier Island (Hauturu), a nature reserve. Nature reserves protect threatened plants and animals. Many are islands, which can be kept free of introduced pests more easily than mainland areas.

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Photograph by Terry C. Greene

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Conservation parks, nature and scientific reserves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13855/tuatara-enclosure-little-barrier-island (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015