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Figure 12.3: Estimated pre-human and current (2007) extent of wetland areas

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Source: Department of Conservation.

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This image is a map of New Zealand showing the estimated area and location of wetlands prior to human arrival as well as the current extent. The following table accompanies the image:

 

 

Pre-human area
(Hectares)

Current 2007 area
(Hectares)

Percentage remaining
(%)

Total

2,471,080

249,776

10.1

North Island

1,323,871

64,479

4.9

South Island

1,147,209

185,297

16.3