Kōrero: Human effects on the environment

Spread of marram grass (2 o 3)

Spread of marram grass

Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria), a vigorous European sand-binding species, has been introduced in some areas in an attempt to stabilise sand dunes. At Mason Bay on the western side of Stewart Island, it has smothered native grasses and gradually covered a large area over about 50 years.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055674
Photograph by Greg Lind

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Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - European impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12547/spread-of-marram-grass (accessed 22 January 2020)

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