In the remote Hollyford Valley in Fiordland National Park, beech forest dominates, both in the valleys and on the slopes. Fiordland has Southland’s largest area of vegetation unmodified by humans. However, introduced animals such as possums and deer have done great damage to the understorey plants which used to thrive in the forest.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Libby Irwin
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.