Kāpiti Marine Reserve research work welcomed

The Guardians of Kāpiti Marine Reserve have welcomed the recent announcement of a major new research programme for Kāpiti Marine Reserve.

The Marine Sentinel Sites programme is led by the Department of Conservation and is funded through their partnership with Air New Zealand.

It will create a national network of sentinel sites as centres of collaborative research and monitoring, with Kāpiti Marine Reserve the first of 10 marine reserves to be included in the programme. The Marine Sentinel Sites programme will investigate how the sentinel sites are responding to large scale pressures like climate change.

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