This is a reconnaissance survey report about the Puketi Ecological District for the Protected Natural Areas Programme.


Kauri forests of grandeur stud the high plateau and steep ridges of Puketi, providing the distinctive nature of this district. However, kauri is not the only gem of this forest, which is rich with a diversity of native plant and animal species.

The largely undisturbed habitat of Puketi Forest has favoured the freshwater ecosystems and their fauna. Other fauna of the district has fared less well, with kiwi, kukupa and kokako, in various stages of decline. The status of the short-tailed bat populations of the district is less well-known.

Effective protection for these and other species goes beyond the physical protection of their habitat, and demands active management.

Publication information

Published by
Department of Conservation
Northland Conservancy

© Crown copyright 1998
This report may be freely copied provided that the Department of Conservation is acknowledged as the source of the information.

ISSN 0112-9252
ISBN 0-478-21757-9


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