For those who like to keep up with the latest news and articles from the NZ Department of Conservation the What’s up DOC? website is a space where this all comes together nicely.
Review of Biodiversity Strategy
Importantly, there is an article about the consultation DOC wishes to have with all New Zealanders, about a review of the Biodiversity Strategy – what is currently being done and your views for the future.
Despite the importance of biodiversity and a range of actions under the current strategy, our management methods have not halted the decline of over 4000 indigenous species – now threatened or at risk of extinction. A new strategy is needed to address current issues and incorporate new approaches to managing biodiversity. DOC will work closely with other government agencies, our Treaty partner, regional and local councils, science organisations, conservation groups and the public. The form for submissions is on this website along with information of what aspects of the Strategy they are looking to reform.
Submissions close on 1 February, 2019. At “What’s up DOC” you will also find stories on the concerning decline in Kiwi numbers; the first clutch of Takahe eggs found in the wild; the reason why we continue to use aerial 1080; and everything you wanted to know about the Indigenous Freshwater fish management reforms – among other media releases and features.