The Sinclair Wetland – with Sue Galloway

According to the QEII National Trust’s website, the Sinclair Wetland is regarded as the largest and most important privately owned wetland in New Zealand. And its right here on Dunedin’s doorstep – about 40 km south of the city on the Taieri Plains.

We are well aware that wetlands are important to the ecology of our planet. If the forests are the lungs of our planet then the wetlands are its kidney – cleansing and purifying water before it goes into our rivers and oceans. Unfortunately , wetlands are now very rare in NZ. Historic human activities such as farming and residential developments have led to the draining of around 90% of them.

How can we support conservation initiatives to protect and restore or remaining wetlands? What is particularly special about the Sinclair Wetland? How can we protect it and other Otago wetlands? And how can we go and visit Sinclair Wetland this spring!

In this programme, I chat with Sue Galloway. Sue is Trustee for Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands, and is the incoming Treasurer for the Trust also.

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This programme was originally broadcast on  the  20th August 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard and is supported by Sustainable Dunedin City.

View of the Sinclair Wetland

View of the Sinclair Wetland


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