Story: Dune lands

National dune land reduction

Since the Second World War, New Zealand has lost around 70% of its active dune lands. The change has not been evenly spread across regions – some areas, such as Manawatū, have lost over 80%, compared to 30% in Southland.

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Source: Mike Hilton and others, Inventory of New Zealand’s active dunelands. Wellington: Department of Conservation, 2000, p. 19

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Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - Dune lands today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007