BIODIVERSITY REPORT RELEASED
A thinkpiece by regional councils
Over several years Gerard has been working with regional councils (collectively) on helping them to understand and better define their role in biodiversity management. A stage one report was prepared in 2014 but the key work was always going to be in stage 2 where a detailed assessment of the challenges faced and the particular value regions could add was to be undertaken. That work has culminated in a report recently released by LGNZ (see attached link).
It represents a major contribution to the continuing debate about biodiversity. Although some time in gestation, the report has been endorsed by all regional and unitary councils. It describes the evolving strategic environment within which biodiversity management is being undertaken, observes that we need to do some things differently if we are to genuinely arrest the decline and makes five key recommendations for change.
The report can be found on the LGNZ website at: