Conservation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Environmental preservation
Environmental protection
Strategy

Heritage and visitor strategy

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.
Report

Independent Review of the EPBC Act: final report

The Australian Federal Environment Minister appointed Professor Graeme Samuel AC to conduct this Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in October 2019. This is the final report of the review.
Position paper

Preventing agriculture driven deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems

This paper outlines strategies for stopping deforestation (and other forms of ecosystem conversion) in vulnerable tropical regions. These include our commitment to centre sustainable livelihood opportunities and human rights through bottom-up approaches that support rural communities as ecosystem stewards.
Report

Protecting the Waitakere Ranges

This case study explores the effectiveness of the legislation in protecting the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area. It also provides a set of recommendations on how the current management regime can be further strengthened to ensure that the Waitākere Ranges are protected and restored for the...
Report

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf Islands

The report is one of a series of case studies the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in New Zealand. The authors argue for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better...
Discussion paper

Regenerative, distributive, resilient Aotearoa

This document lays out BERL’s perspective of the economy and its role in achieving a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand. The key premise of this article is that a wider economic model that values people and our planet is valid and necessary...
Report

Living planet report 2020

This report highlights the decline of species and the overall ecosystem health of the plant. Findings show an average 68% fall in monitored populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016.
Report

Social progress index 2014

The Social Progress Index builds upon an important legacy of prior efforts to go beyond GDP in measuring national performance. The Index measures social progress directly, independent of economic development. It is based on a holistic and rigorous framework for defining social progress based on...
Report

Social progress index 2016

The Social Progress Index is the first comprehensive framework for measuring social progress that is independent of GDP, but complementary to it. The Index provides a systematic, empirical foundation to guide strategy for inclusive growth. It was first implemented at the national level in 2014...
Report

Social progress index 2017

The Social Progress Index rigorously measures country performance on a wide range of aspects of social and environmental performance, which are relevant for countries at all levels of economic development. It enables an assessment of not just absolute country performance but relative performance compared to...