New Zealand Journal of Ecology (2013) 37(3): 257- 257

Introduction to the special issue on Tiritiri Matangi Island

Guest editors: Mel Galbraith 1
John Craig 2
Neil Mitchell 2
Hester Cooper 3
  1. Unitec Institute of Technology
  2. University of Auckland
  3. Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (Inc.)

[First paragraph] The importance of New Zealand’s offshore islands for the conservation of much of our unique biodiversity is well recognised and documented. But what of the more accessible inshore islands? Many of these have suffered considerable environmental degradation, and continue to be at risk from ongoing anthropogenic impacts. The ease of access to some inshore islands, however, offers an opportunity to generate a range of benefits for biodiversity conservation.