Story: Protected areas

Bog pine in Fiordland

Bog pine in Fiordland

The Wilderness Scientific Reserve in Fiordland National Park protects New Zealand’s best surviving remnant of bog pine (Halocarpus bidwillii). Scientific reserves protect plant or animal groupings, as well as soils and landforms. They emphasise scientific research and education.

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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