Story: Chatham Islands

Peat lands

Peat lands

Peat and peat-derived soils cover 60% of the main island. This view towards Lake Rotokawau shows a typical peat wetland.

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Land and habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015