Proposing sites Identifying where coastal lights were needed most was not easy in a rapidly developing colony. Economic growth altered
Part of story: Lighthouses
Threatened species At least 20 of the seabird species which breed in New Zealand are threatened or endangered. There are two main threats:
Part of story: Seabirds – overview
The Holocene period, covering the last 10,000 years, is characterised by a warm and relatively stable climate.
Part of story: Geology – overview
Swans – as well as ducks and geese – are members of the Anatidae family, in the order Anseriformes.
Part of story: Wetland birds
World heritage sites World heritage sites are designated by UNESCO under the World Heritage Convention, which provides for the protection of places that are of outstanding universal value. New