Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Inland & alpine

These 30 naturally uncommon ecosystems occupy a broad range of physical environments.  Most of the systems have skeletal or poorly developed soils and typically support low–statured, open vegetation.  Some ecosystems are well represented in existing reserves (e.g. ultrabasic hills, cloud forests) whereas others are poorly represented and highly threatened (e.g. inland sand dunes, inland saline systems).

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