Kōrero: Human effects on the environment

Landslides

Landslides

Heavy rainfall caused these landslides on steep ground near Mōkau, on the North Island’s west coast. Forest once covered the area, but was burnt off for farming. Although it is now covered with secondary growth, such cleared country is vulnerable to landslides.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN47052/8
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - European impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12545/landslides (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Janet Wilmshurst, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007