Story: Protected areas

Studying a marine reserve

Studying a marine reserve

Scientist Clinton Duffy researches species in the Kapiti Island Marine Reserve in 2000. Scientific study of marine ecosystems is an important activity in such reserves, and will underpin the creation of more reserves in future. It is hoped that 10% of New Zealand’s marine environment will be protected by 2010.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Extending the protected areas network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2019)

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