Milford Sound PiopiotahiPHOTO: CameliaTWU | Creative Commons
Alpine habitats are in the mountains above the area where trees grow. Special plants and animals have adapted to living in these harsh areas.
Forests are rich habitats full of trees, and are important to the natural systems that sustain us.
Our freshwater habitats range from glaciers in the mountains, to lowland rivers and streams that flow into estuaries.
DOC is responsible for New Zealand's marine reserves and marine mammals.
New Zealand's offshore islands are isolated areas of land within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments.
Kettle holes are a feature of a glaciated landscape. Plants in these habitats have a remarkable lifecycle.
There are three distinctive types of wetland forests - swamps forest, peatland forest and intertidal forest.