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Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1990
Location: Zealandia, New Zealand, Southwest of South Island
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Description: The Te Wahipounam Park is situated in south-west New Zealand; its landscape has been created by consecutive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, soaring cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Covering two-thirds of the park is southern beech as well as podocarps, some dating over 800 years. The park is home to the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, as well as to the uncommon and endangered takahe, a hefty flightless bird. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Te Wāhipounamu (Māori for "the place of greenstone") is a World Heritage site in the south west corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1990 and covering 26,000 km², the site incorporates several National Parks: Aoraki/Mt Cook, Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Westland. It is thought to contain some of the best modern representations of the original flora and fauna present in Gondwanaland, one of the reasons for listing as a World Heritage site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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