This paper investigates the New Zealand conservation system – the collection of laws, regulations, policies and institutions that are designed to conserve nature, and highlights current issues with its operation.
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 proposes new regulations for freedom camping in New Zealand with the goal of finding a balance between environmental protection and a flourishing tourism sector.
By drawing on local and international research and experience, and highlighting best practice examples, the authors aim to inspire innovative thinking and changes in New Zealand fisheries management in 2040 and beyond.
This report brings together a large body of work undertaken on landscape management. It includes the findings of four case studies focusing on landscape management in Te Manahuna Mackenzie Basin, Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula, the Waitākere Ranges and the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
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 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.
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.