Te tiaki punaha hauropi takutai moana
Looking after coastal ecosystems
A resource collection dedicated to protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems.
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland's coastline features a diverse collection of dunes, saline habitats, freshwater wetlands, coastal scrub and forest.
Their cultural significance gives Tāmaki Makaurau much of its recreational identity. Ecologically, our coastal ecosystems are rich in species that are often threatened.
We need to maintain a balance to protect these values for future Aucklanders to enjoy.
Start with these resources
Coastal ecosystems planting guides
Read about supporting and restoring coastal ecosystems. See how planting guides for coastal cliff, dune, wetland and forest ecosystems.
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Sand binder plantings
A summary of information on collecting, growing and planting spinifex and pingao.
Litter Intelligence - Sustainable Coastlines
We cannot improve what we do not measure. Litter Intelligence is a long-term programme led by Sustainable Coastlines that collects litter data, provides powerful insights about the problem, and inspires widespread action for solutions.