A huge duneland containing moa bones on D'Urville Island in the Marlborough Sounds has been purchased for the public, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today.
"This is a very exciting purchase for any New Zealander interested in natural history," Mr Carter said.
"These dunes tower to a height of 25 metres and extend inland for 400m. They are archaelogically significant containing bones of early kakapo, moa, tuatara, kokako and various big petrels," Mr Carter said.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
KAKAPO PARROTS - Duneland with moa bones purchased for public
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