Ecosystems rebuild at Lyttelton

The dredge Albratros at work in Lyttelton Harbour

Source: Port of Lyttelton

New Zealand’s Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) has developed an industry-leading approach to biodiversity in its harbour.

Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō is bordered by different land uses, from agricultural and urban to industrial. Over time, these have impacted the biodiversity of the harbour, such as by clearing vegetation, urban expansion and port developments. The upper harbour is impacted by sediment accumulation because of hillside erosion.

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