Estimated contemporary and pre-human wetland area, by type (2008 estimate)

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Wetlands support unique biodiversity and provide important services. They clean water of excess nutrients and sediment, help absorb floodwaters, and act as carbon sinks (remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). They also have cultural importance for Māori, and provide valuable food and materials (eg flax). Draining wetlands for agricultural and urban development over the past 150 years has significantly reduced their extent, leading to a loss of biodiversity and natural function. This dataset contains estimates of the national extent of the different types of wetlands in contempary and pre-human times.

This dataset relates to the "Wetland extent" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Category Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > Wetlands
Metadata Dublin Core
Technical Details
Table ID 2541
Data type Table
Row count 14
Columns type, year, area_ha
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 29 Sep 2015
Last updated 29 Sep 2015
Revisions 6 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on April 24, 2017 from CSV .