Most of our lowland ecosytems exist today as fragments of their extent prior to human influence.
These need to be reconnected by corridors for plants and animals.
This aids ecological diversity and the survival of species that require larger natural areas than the remnants they are confined to.
At Patoka in Hawke's Bay, neighbours are co-operating with each other and with councils to make connections between bush fragments in catchment areas.
To find out more:
Download Patoka sequence of covenants - lower resolution (PDF 450KB), or
Download Patoka sequence of covenants - higher resolution (PDF 1.2MB)
Open SpaceTM Magazine No. 62 November 2004 © QEII National Trust