Southland temperate forests

WWF Abstract

Podocarp, broadleaf, and beech forests line the southeastern coast of South Island. Poor soils and strong westerly winds limit forest development, and, since settlement by the Maori and Europeans, pastures are common here. The last remaining plains of bushy red tussock grass can also be found, and peat domes are a typical feature seen in this ecoregion.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:New Zealand
Area:2,879,998 acres (1,165,494 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER