New Zealand is covered in landscapes; mountains and glaciers in the south, volcanoes inland and seawater all around. The islands have been geologically separated from other countries for over 80 million years, allowing a special flora and fauna to develop without the inference of other mammalian species. During that time, it was the land of the birds.
Eighty percent of the plants are native. They only exist in New Zealand. There are 200 different ferns thriving next to 2,000-year-old trees. Ship explorations brought rats, possums and weeds to the country – nature changed. New Zealand’s ecosystem is fragile. A journey into the green.