Story: Protected areas

Studying a marine reserve

Studying a marine reserve

Scientist Clinton Duffy researches species in the Kāpiti Island Marine Reserve in 2000. Scientific study of marine ecosystems is an important activity in such reserves, and will underpin the creation of new reserves. 

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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Extending the protected areas network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

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