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Have Your Say on Aotearoa Biodiversity - Upcoming Hui - 23rd Jan 2019

The New Zealand biodiversity strategy (the Strategy) sets out NZ’s contribution towards stemming global biodiversity loss – through the conservation of NZ’s indigenous biodiversity, as well as NZ’s approach to the biodiversity of introduced species.

NZ’s biodiversity is unique with a high number of species that are found nowhere else in the world. For many NZers the natural environment, including biodiversity and taonga species is part of our identity and whakapapa.

Click here to visit DOC's website for more information and/or to submit your views online.

Click here for the attached document for more information on the Strategy and upcoming hui.

The NZ Department of Conservation are leading development of the ‘New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy’ in consultation with iwi, stakeholders and the public. The project teams for the Strategy are seeking the attendance of Māori land owners and whānau at upcoming workshops as important perspectives in the development of this Strategy.

Workshop details as follows:

 

Questions for consideration at the hui:

  1. What is your “one big thing” that you would like to see included in the Strategy?
  2. What has been your particular contribution/focus; as an individual and an organisation?
  3. What inspires your contribution?
  4. How would you like to contribute further in the future?
  5. What holds you back?
  6. What could help most?
  7. What is your aspiration for:
    • Biodiversity in Aotearoa nationally, regionally, locally?
    • For the NZ Biodiversity strategy?
    • For the way we think as New Zealanders about biodiversity and our way of living, thinking, working?
  8. What would 2070 look like/feel like if we managed biodiversity well?
  9. What should be our “strategic stretch” or laser focus?
  10. What could we connect up, reframe or rethink?
  11. What should we be very good at?

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