Kopuatai Peat Dome

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Satellite photo showing the Kopuatai Peat Dome - the brown footprint-shaped area centre

The Kopuatai Peat Dome is a wetland on the Hauraki Plains in New Zealand.

The 10,201 ha wetland was listed under the Ramsar Convention in 1989 as a Wetland of International Importance.[1] It is one of only three rare New Zealand examples of a restiad wetland, those containing the botanical Family Restionaceae.[2]

It survived extensive draining of the wetlands on the Hauraki Plains and was given protection in 1987 when it came under the administration of the newly formed Department of Conservation.[3]

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  1. ^ "Report for Kopuatai Peat Dome, Ramsar Site No.: 444, Wetlands International Site Reference No.: 5NZ004". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Wetlands International. 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Restiad Wetlands". Landcare Trust. 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Hunt, Janet (2007). Wetlands of New Zealand. Random House New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-86941-904-2. 

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Coordinates: 37°26′S 175°33′E / 37.433°S 175.550°E / -37.433; 175.550