Story: Acclimatisation

Whangamarino wetland

Whangamarino wetland

The 7,290-hectare Whangamarino wetland in the Waikato has tens of thousands of game birds living in its swamps and channels. Some 730 hectares are owned and managed by the Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game Council, with a similar sized area privately owned. From the 1960s acclimatisation societies and some hunters began purchasing wetlands to preserve habitats.

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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Fish and game councils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17476/whangamarino-wetland (accessed 1 February 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008