"Wetlands support unique biodiversity and provide important services. They clean water of nutrients and sediment, help dampen floods, provide habitat, and act as carbon sinks. They are also valued for their spiritual and cultural significance and as important sources of food and materials, such as flax. Draining them for agricultural and urban development has reduced their extent. Understanding this reduction provides insight into the loss of biodiversity and natural function.
This dataset relates to the ""Wetland extent"" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "
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|1.||Prediction of wetlands before humans arrived||187 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > Wetlands|
|Tags||water, New Zealand, WATER Wetlands|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||32422|
|Attributes||WLTYPE, GENSOI, NZSC, SOILTYPE, TOPROCK, BASEROCK, DRAIN_CLAS, PH_CLASS, VEG, SLOPE, ELEV, KAURI, P_SWAMP, P_MARSH, P_BOG, P_FEN, P_SEEPAGE, P_PAKIHI, P_GUMLAND, RIVER, LAKE, PEATCONTEN, FERTILITY, HECTARES, Sal_class, Red_tussock, TypeName, Shape_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||11 Jan 2016|
|Last updated||11 Jan 2016|
|Revisions||4 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on April 24, 2017 from Geodatabase in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 16 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.|
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