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An analysis of wetland loss between 2001/02 and 2015/16

Publication date:  April 2018
Publication reference number:  CR 307

The Ministry for the Environment, Department of Conservation, and the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge co-funded research to look at contemporary losses of wetland extent in New Zealand.

This report, prepared by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, provides an initial analysis of New Zealand’s wetland loss for the period summer 2001/2 through to summer 2015/2016, and has a companion report which suggests a path forward to improve our ability to monitor and report on national wetland extent.

The underlying data (and a log of wetland polygons requiring future editing) are available on the MfE Data Service.