Lyn Wade & Dick Vietch | 400 pages | 2019 | softcover
The history, flora and fauna of Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island
Rising to the highest point in the Hauraki Gulf, Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island stands sentinel over its rare and endangered birds, plants and animals. It is home to New Zealand’s most diverse native bird and reptile communities, a prodigious number of seabirds and a vast array of invertebrate fauna.
New Zealand’s first nature reserve, it is a global symbol of conservation success and innovation.
The island’s story is not just of its animals and plants, but of people, too: of Ngāti Manuhiri and Ngāti Rehua, the tangata whenua, and of the rangers, researchers and volunteers whose efforts have inspired the conservation world.
Written by experts across a range of fields, this book is a comprehensive account of the history and biodiversity of a very special place.