By Andy McKay, 5 September 2022
Team Leader, Environment & Ecological Services (Te Kaiārahi Rōpū Ratonga Taiao me te Hauropi), Kāpiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast is blessed with some incredibly beautiful landscapes. From a biodiversity perspective, the jewel in the crown is Kāpiti Island, which provides a guiding light for those of us working in the conservation space on the mainland.
Kāpiti Coast’s Forest and Wetlands
DespiteKāpiti Island historically being farmed, a large proportion of the original forest still remains. Kāpiti Island has been predator free since 1999 and the recovery of the forest flora and fauna is well documented.
Unfortunately, like much of Aotearoa New Zealand, most of our mainland lowland forests were cleared for farming, predominately over the last 200 years.[Read more…] about Kāpiti Coast Biodiversity