NZ's native flora and fauna is a Taonga that does much to define us as a nation and the time is right to tackle the big questions around its future management.
Good progress is being made in some areas, aided by effective new technology and greater public, corporate and philanthropic attention to and investment in the environment. But business as usual will not be good enough if we are to maintain our unique indigenous biodiversity.
It is under threat, and we are losing ground in many cases. The regional sector of Local Government NZ has considered how we could better manage our indigenous biodiversity, with a particular focus on the role and work of regional councils. They have five recommendations for change to address New Zealand's biodiversity challenge.
5 September 2017
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