Story: Protected areas

Whangamarino wetland

Whangamarino wetland

The Whangamarino wetland, in the Waikato region, is the North Island’s second largest wetland. With 5,923 hectares of peat bog, swamp, open water and river systems, it is an important habitat for some threatened plant, bird and fish species. Whangamarino is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

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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/13889/whangamarino-wetland (accessed 23 July 2019)

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