Story: Protected areas

Checking traps

Checking traps

Tania Fechney checks predator traps at the Cromwell Chafer Beetle Nature Reserve in Central Otago. When the Clyde hydroelectric dam was built on the Clutha River in the 1980s, it destroyed part of the habitat of the Cromwell chafer beetle (Prodontia lewisii). The reserve was created to protect the insect.

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Department of Conservation
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Photograph by Neville Peat

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Conservation parks, nature and scientific reserves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

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