Addressing New Zealand’s Biodiversity Challenge
Our 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. Local Government New Zealand has considered how we could better manage our indigenous biodiversity, with a particular focus on the role and work of regional councils.