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  • Country: 
    New Zealand
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    5,923 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    37°18'S 175°07'E
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Whangamarino. 04/12/89; North Island; ~5,923 ha; 37°18'S 175°07'E. Stewardship Area. The second largest peat bog and swamp complex on the North Island. The most important breeding area in New Zealand for Botaurus poiciloptilus. Habitat for wintering birds and a diverse invertebrate fauna, including new, endemic, threatened, and endangered species of plants or fish. Supports a commercial fishery, cattle grazing, recreational activities, and nearby coal mining. Ramsar site no. 443. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
North Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • stewardship area
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