Forest and Bush

The amazing and diverse forest and bush areas of New Zealand are made up of dense trees, ferns, shrubs, moss, etc., with plenty of leaf litter and seedlings. 

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Forest and Bush Habitats

Not only are forests important for people, as they provide us with oxygen to breathe, take in carbon dioxide, help make rain, and reduce flooding, but they’re vital for the flora and fauna that live there.

Did you know that the forest is home to the only native land mammals in New Zealand – bats (pekapeka). These environments are also a place that so many other incredible animals call home. The forest and bush areas are the key to survival for so many species, providing them with a place to eat, sleep, and breed.

Have a look below at the amazing taonga that make forest and bush habitats their home, what challenges they face, and how you can help!


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