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Big Pond Mangarakau Swamp
New Zealand

Mangarakau Swamp and Wetland is special in that it has resisted 150 years of attempts by man to drain it! Now recognised as a national treasure, at one time it was the site of coal mining, logging, gold mining and flax extraction.

When you consider that only 10% of wetlands have survived in New Zealand, and their importance in the ecology of the area, it is fortunate indeed that people had the foresight to preserve this area.

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Uploaded: 16/01/2013
Updated: 30/09/2014
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Tags: swamp; unique; special; treasure; wetland; freshwater
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