Conservation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Environmental preservation
Environmental protection
Report

Conserving nature: conservation reform issues paper

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.
Book

Perspectives on a global Green New Deal

In this book, the authors explore the key themes that will define the future of any equitable and just global green new deal.
Report

New Zealanders and the environment

This report provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ experiences in the outdoors and their interaction with biodiversity and conservation.
Report

Review of the governance of Fish and Game New Zealand and the regional Fish and Game councils

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.
Discussion paper

Supporting sustainable freedom camping in Aotearoa New Zealand

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.
Report

The future of commercial fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand

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.
Report

Caring for the landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand

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.
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.