Many of our native plants and animals are unique to New Zealand - some are found only in our region. Some are already extinct and many others are under threat from habitat loss and degradation, pests and disease.
Waikato Regional Council regularly monitors and reports on our region's coastal, freshwater and terrestrial (growing on the land and in the ground) biodiversity.
Our indicators below summarise the results of our science and monitoring programmes, and provide a holistic report on the state of the Waikato region's environment.
Terrestrial (land-based) biodiversity