The current status and future directions for biodiversity management in Taranaki and wider New Zealand.
Addressing New Zealand's Biodiversity Challenge
Business as usual in biodiversity will not be good enough if NZ is to maintain its unique indigenous flora and fauna. This thinkpiece suggests five ‘shifts’ that regional councils believe will make the greatest difference. Underlying them is the urgent need for active management – more predator control and the like – and recognition that only a co-ordinated and tenure-neutral approach will succeed against threats to biodiversity. The focus is regional councils because they’re already in this space and have a good experience and understanding of active management, particularly in partnership with private landowners. The document was prepared by Gerard Willis of Enfocus on behalf of the Regional Council Chief Executives Bio Sub-Group, and published in July 2017.