Introduction

This interactive map shows where work to restore the health of estuaries is happening. It includes agency and community initiatives, strategic plans, plant lists and restoration guides.

Highlights

Around New Zealand, councils, government agencies and community groups are working to enhance the health of estuaries. 

Many of New Zealand's estuaries have been degraded by intensive land-use practices, pollution, land reclamation and alterations to natural river and tidal flows.

Restoration work led by iwi and community groups is helping to improve the health of estuaries and the numbers of birds, fish and plants that live there. Restoration of both the estuary and the rivers and streams that flow into it, is vital.

Find out about revegetating estuaries and the plant inventories and restoration guides featured on this map. 

You can also view our Monitoring estuaries map and Experiencing estuaries map

Restoring estuaries map

  • Click on the red markers for estuary projects and the green areas for catchment collaborations. 
  • For plant inventory lists click on the yellow markers.
  • For region-wide restoration guides click on the purple markers and for site specific guides click on the orange markers.

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