Introduction

Links to resources about estuaries including species identification guides, iwi and whānau resources, and information about monitoring or restoring an estuary.

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For iwi, hapū and whanau

Identification guides

Guide to the common animals and plants living on sandy and muddy seashores:

See also the experiencing estuaries map for guides and resources specific to a location.

Education resources

See also the experiencing estuaries map for guides and resources specific to a location.

Monitoring estuaries

Resources to help you plan monitoring and restoration in your own special places:

  • Land Air Water Aotearoa – detailed information on freshwater and coastal water quality data from around the country.
  • iNaturalist NZ – Mātaki Taiao is a global database of observations of the natural world. 
  • Marine Metre Squared Project – project encouraging long term monitoring of marine environments by providing easy ways to get involved including guides and data sheets for sandy and muddy shores.
  • eBird – contribute to science and conservation by recording the birds you see on these interactive maps, plus see all other sightings.
  • Rivers Network – an open resource with best practice ideas for river management from all over the world.

Restoring estuaries

Poster

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