This review was promoted by longstanding reports of dysfunction with Fish and Game. It has provided an opportunity to review an organisation that has changed little since its establishment 30 years ago.
This document has been developed to provide a framework for the Department of Conservation (DOC) to navigate the changing context for visitor experiences on public conservation lands and waters and realise the benefits for all New Zealanders.
The Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation have published key themes from submissions made during the consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Over 7,000 submissions were made on the proposed NPS including valuable suggestions for improvements.
New Zealand’s changing climate is affecting nearly every aspect of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) responsibilities. This Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (CCAAP) outlines the actions DOC will take to reduce the risks posed by our changing climate between 2020/21 and 2024/25.