Story: Protected areas

Anti-reserve signs

Anti-reserve signs

When the Department of Conservation tried to create a marine reserve near the White Cliffs Walkway in Taranaki in 2005, locals were quick to protest. Opposition from commercial and recreational fishers is one reason why it has been difficult to establish marine protected areas. Other reasons include a lack of comprehensive information about potential reserves, and a unco-ordinated approach by government.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Extending the protected areas network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13893/anti-reserve-signs (accessed 16 July 2019)

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