tarapuka / black-billed gull

Makarora Braided River – an under estimated biodiversity hotspot

wrybill chick

Ecologist, Rachel Hufton reports on her local braided river at Makarora. An iconic habitat unique to New Zealand encompassing an array of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. From the headwaters of the Makarora on the eastern flanks of the Southern Alps near the Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park. The Makarora River…