24 May 2018

Penguins on Snares Islands, Subantarctic Aotearoa / New Zealand (UNESCO)

Another treasure sent by my postcard hero Rod Eime :)
The subantarctic islands of New Zealand, or Aotearoa in Maori language, have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The Snares Islands (Tini Heke in Maori language) are located southwest of Stewart Island. The Snares crested penguin is endenic to the island along with 3 other land birds. The islands have the distinction of being the only forested group of Subantarctic islands with no introduced mammals.
Thank you a lot Rod Eime for this awesome card !!!

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