particular concern to New Zealand are: fire, pests, predators, pollution,
infestations and erosion.
Primary Podocarp Rainforests*
It's special nature attracts visitors world wide to view the special landscapes and unique geography, flora and fauna.*
An international study of 109 countries in 2006 says New Zealand has the clearest air, least rubbish, cleanest rivers, freshest food and best drinking water.
We see the importance of preserving natural resources through good management.
We learn how introduced life forms (bacteria, plants, animals and insects) change and compromise this unique ecology.
Each Theme Zone reveals its own variety of natural resources being managed and used for human settlement.
We learn how "invaders" are displacing native life forms and and natural geography and we explore the ways they reduce their affect.
We look at the economic effects of damaged rivers and hills. To do this we learn about erosion and its effects on human industry and settlements.
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