Story: Protected areas

Quarantine checks, Codfish Island

Quarantine checks, Codfish Island

Workers search visitors’ bags and equipment at the quarantine facility on Codfish Island, in 2005. Codfish Island, a nature reserve, is the main habitat of the endangered flightless parrot, the kākāpō. Specially protected areas, along with nature and scientific reserves, often have access restrictions and permit systems to keep out unwanted plants and animals.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Specially protected areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13877/quarantine-checks-codfish-island (accessed 22 October 2019)

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