Te Mana o te Taiao

Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020
Biodiversity conservation Conservation Environment New Zealand

Te Mana o te Taiao sets out a strategic framework for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity, particularly indigenous biodiversity, in Aotearoa New Zealand, from 2020 to 2050. It provides a stocktake of the biodiversity crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand by describing the state, trends and pressures on indigenous biodiversity across marine, freshwater and land. It also identifies information gaps that prevent a complete picture of our biodiversity and the systems required to manage and measure it.  

Objectives to be achieved by 2050

  1. Governance, legislation and funding systems are in place and enable delivery of the strategy outcomes
  2. Treaty partners, whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations are rangatira and kaitiaki
  3. Biodiversity protection is at the heart of economic activity
  4. Improved systems for knowledge, science, data and innovation inform our work
  5. Mātauranga Māori is an integral part of biodiversity research and management
  6. Aotearoa New Zealand is making a meaningful contribution to biodiversity globally
  7. All New Zealanders have the skills, knowledge and capability to be effective
  8. Resourcing and support are enabling connected, active guardians of nature
  9. Collaboration, co-design and partnership are delivering better outcomes
  10. Ecosystems and species are protected, restored, resilient and connected from mountain tops to ocean depths
  11. Management ensures that Biological threats and pressures are reduced through management
  12. Natural resources are managed sustainably
  13. Biodiversity provides nature-based solutions to climate change and is resilient to its effects.
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