What are SNA's? | Waitomo District Council

What are SNA's?

SNAs (Significant Natural Areas) are areas of indigenous forests, shrublands, wetlands and habitats of threatened flora and fauna.  SNAs are essential to maintain healthy populations of threatened flora and fauna. 

Under the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council has to protect areas of significant indigenous vegetation and significant habitats of indigenous fauna.  It’s a matter of national importance.