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The wealth of knowledge on native plants and animals that is contained in this database has been built up over centuries of careful observation and experimentation. We thank and acknowledge those who gave freely of their learning and those who recognised its value and recorded it.

He tangi tenei ki a ratou o te ao kōhatu; he whakamaharatangā ki nga taonga i whakarerea mai e rātou ki ngā whakatipuranga hei tiaki, hei manaaki. Na rātou te ihi, te mana, me te wehi; na mātou te kawenga.

This is an acknowledgement to those of the old world, a memorial to the treasures they bequeathed us (the various generations) to look after and cherish. Theirs is the power, the prestige, and the awe; ours is the responsibility to preserve.

Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou katoa.

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