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

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The Tutamoe Ecological District is dominated by the Waipoua/Mataraua/ Waima Forest tract, the largest contiguous tract of indigenous forest in Northland. It's ecological values are exceptional, containing a multitude of threatened plants and animals, including many endemic to the District.

Waipoua Forest in particular is internationally renowned as home to the largest mature kauri trees in the world, some of which have been around for 2000 years. Northland is the stronghold for NI brown kiwi in the country, with Waipoua Forest containing the largest population, estimated to be in the hundreds.

Of national importance are the coastal and dune remnants containing several threatened species and old growth forest remnants on an alluvial base.

This report contains a wealth of information on the ecological values of the Tutamoe Ecological District and will be an important reference to a wide interest group including private landowners, iwi, conservation groups and local bodies.

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Cover of the publication showing Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest.
Publication cover showing Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest

Published by
Department of Conservation
Northland Conservancy

© Crown copyright 2008

ISBN 978-0-478-14203-7 (Hard copy)
ISBN 978-0-478-14204-4 (Web PDF)
ISSN 0112-9252

In the interest of conservation, DOC supports paperless electronic publishing. When printing, paper manufactured with environmentally sustainable materials and processes is used wherever possible.


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