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Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Site

Te Wahipounamu – zone sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Zélande, New Zealand

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Description

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:

It is thought to contain some of the best modern representations of the original flora and fauna present in Gondwana, one of the reasons for listing as a World Heritage site.

Coordinates: 45°02′10″S 167°19′12″E / 45.036°S 167.320°E / -45.036; 167.320

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  • WDPA ID26652
  • NameTe Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
  • Original NameTe Wahipounamu – zone sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Zélande
  • Country / TerritoryNZL
  • Sub locationNZ-STL
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year1990
  • Reported Area km226000.0
  • Marinetrue
  • Reported Marine Area km2Unknown
  • No TakeNot Reported
  • No Take Area km20.0
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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UNEP-WCMC and UNESCO (2010)

Citation:
UNEP-WCMC (2010) Updates to World Heritage sites in the WDPA based on UNESCO information. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.

The boundaries and names shown, and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

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