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MANGROVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
With the change of land use from forest to pastoral in the catchment area the harbour began to change. Mangroves engulfed areas of tidal estuary, trapping mud and causing an imbalance in the estuarine ecosystem.
A recent study by Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) outlined positive findings regarding local mangrove management, including many benefits for endangered native birds.
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