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The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - Contents
The NZBS Strategy
Executive Summary
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Annex One
Annex Two
Suggestions for Further Reading

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The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - whole document (PDF, 3.3MB)

Introduction (PDF, 264K)

Part 1 (PDF, 545K)

Part 2 (PDF, 1.9MB)

Part 3 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Part 4 (PDF, 908K)

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Executive Summary

Part One — A Strategy for New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Introduction: out on our own

Maori view of biodiversity

Why New Zealand’s biodiversity matters

Biodiversity challenges

Biodiversity management — past and present

Importance of a biodiversity strategy for New Zealand

Part Two — A Vision, Goals, and Principles for Managing New Zealand’s Biodiversity


A vision for Aotearoa — New Zealand


Explanation of goals

Principles for managing New Zealand’s biodiversity

Part Three — Action Plans for New Zealand’s Biodiversity

The Strategy framework

Theme One — Biodiversity on land

Theme Two — Freshwater biodiversity

Theme Three — Coastal and marine biodiversity

Theme Four — Conservation and use of genetic resources

Theme Five — Biosecurity and biodiversity

Theme Six — Governance

Theme Seven — Maori and biodiversity

Theme Eight — Community participation and awareness

Theme Nine — Information, knowledge and capacity

Theme Ten — New Zealand’s International responsibilities

Part Four — Strategic Priorities and Implementation

Priority actions


Management structures and mechanisms

Annex One — Roles, Responsibilities and Mechanisms in Biodiversity Management

Annex Two — Preparation of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy


Suggested Reading

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