Pama wallaby, Kawau Island
Introduced about 1870, the wallabies on Kawau Island continue to have a negative impact on the island's ecosystem.
Located in the inner Hauraki Gulf, east of Warkworth, Kawau is a low lying island of about 2,000 hectares.
Read more about Historic Kawau Island
Wallabies in New Zealand? Learn how wallabies were introduced to Kawau Island and the impact they're having on the island's ecosystem.
The wallabies of Kawau Island have devastated the native plant life on the island and may be impacting native wildlife populations there as well.
Learn about DOC's long-term commitment to control wallaby populations on Kawau Island.
Find out ways you can be involved with pest control in New Zealand.
Monkeys, zebra and wallabies were just a few of the animals brought to Kawau Island by Governor Grey. Watch the video and learn how much of his collection still remains.
CITES endangered species
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