Longfin Eel

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The longfin eel is a truly amazing creature and we hope that by using these resources you, your children or students come to love it as much as we do. This eel is endemic to New Zealand and considered as very special in Māori culture, a taonga species. It is also our top freshwater predator which makes it extremely important to the biodiversity of our waterways.

Sadly, eel populations are now declining, and they are considered an ‘At Risk’ species. The main cause of the decline has been people.  Pollution, deforestation, hunting, damns and culverts are all threats. The longfin eels sure does have a lot to deal with these days. These resources will help you understand more about these special creatures, their lives, threats and what we can do to help them. Dive right in and enjoy!

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These resources are generously sponsored by Mobil Oil New Zealand.

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