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Taonga Species Series

Increasingly iwi and hapū are becoming more involved in the management and restoration of freshwater and estuarine environments, including supporting the taonga species that live within them.

NIWA, through the MBIE-funded Cultural Keystone Species programme (2016-2020), have developed a series of iwi engagement booklets sharing science knowledge to support species management strategy.

The Taonga Species Series includes tuna, kākahi, kōura, kanae, piharau, inānga, tuangi and pātiki. Coming soon: toheroa.