Story: Protected areas

Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand

Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand

Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand is an area of 2.6 million hectares in the south-west South Island, which was listed as a world heritage site in 1990. World heritage sites are designated by UNESCO under the World Heritage Convention. This map shows the area’s boundaries. It includes Westland Tai Poutini, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Fiordland and Mt Aspiring national parks.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Internationally recognised areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13887/te-wahipounamu-south-west-new-zealand (accessed 13 November 2019)

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