Kopuatai Peat Dome

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Kopuatai Peat Dome

  • Country: 
    New Zealand
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    10,201 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    37°25'S 175°33'E
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Kopuatai Peat Dome. 04/12/89; North Island; 10,201 ha; 37°26'S 175°33'E. Stewardship Area, Wildlife Management Reserve. The largest unaltered raised bog in New Zealand, surrounded by mineralized swampland and associated lagoons. Important area for threatened birds and plants and notable invertebrates. A spawning site for threatened fish. Bird hunting is the predominant human use. Ramsar site no. 444. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
North Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • stewardship area
    • wildlife management reserve
  • Last publication date: 


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