Aquatic Life

The Upper Clutha community values the wider ecosystem health and maintenance and protection of native biodiversity of the catchments waterways, including wetlands. Aspects of ecosystem habitats and aquatic life that need to be managed in the Upper Clutha include:
  • Functioning fish migration
  • Healthy native bird population
  • Healthy native fish population, with vulnerable populations identified and protected
  • Longfin eel populations enhanced
  • Healthy game fish population
  • Natural aquatic vegetation
  • Healthy macro-invertebrate communities
  • Healthy benthic communities
  • Healthy planktonic communities
  • No new pest species
  • Existing pest species eradicated or controlled
  • No (unnatural) algal blooms

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Posts in this category

  • Take action for our water
    This month, we’re shaking things up!  Instead of our usual newsletter, we’ve prepared something special for you… In honour of World Water Day this Friday,… Read more
  • August Newsletter
    Matariki 2023 by Deanna Gerlach Is the health of our lakes changing? When it comes to the deep lakes of our region, caring for the… Read more
  • Winter updates
    Photo by Deanna Gerlach It’s Plastic Free July and we’re excited to be diving deeper into A Teeny-Tiny Truth, a research project exploring microplastics in Lake Wānaka. Read more
  • Taking Care of Tyre Gully
    Kia ora kotou, My name is Ben and I am the Science Communicator here at WAI Wānaka. Part of my job is to keep… Read more
  • Adopt a Drain – Autumn 2023
    Welcome to the ‘Adopt a Drain’ community! We are thrilled to share the first edition of our seasonal ‘Adopt a Drain’ newsletter with you. This… Read more
  • Protecting our living treasures
    Nuwan De Silva thinks all fish deserve protection. He shares his experiences with WAI Wānaka. Nuwan De Silva is an… Read more
  • A passion for galaxiids
    Ash Rabel is WAI Wānaka’s resident scientist, with a passion for galaxiids and protecting Aotearoa’s habitats on land and especially water. Ash explains how WAI… Read more

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