Our Biodiversity

Wairarapa Moana is a significant wildlife area. The waterway, lake, wetland, forest and dune habitats reveal a large diversity of native species. The types of plants, invertebrates, lizards, fish and birds living and visiting here reflect their resilience in surviving in this largely modified environment.

Wairarapa Moana is home to native species that are classified as nationally critical, endangered and vulnerable. It is also a regular feeding and resting place for international migratory birds.

Knowing about our special biodiversity is knowledge about how important it is to protect them and their habitats. You can read about threats to their survival in the section Threats and Issues.

Find out more about our biodiversity by checking the titles below.


  Our beautiful birds



  Our fascinating fish



  Our precious plants



  Other cryptic creatures


Content on this page was last updated: 15/02/2017 9:49am