New Zealand’s world-renowned natural heritage is in crisis, and efforts to safeguard it in a development context can be fraught. New Zealand relies on thriving biodiversity as it underpins our prosperity and substantial change is needed to turn the negative trends around. In the near term, much opportunity exists to enhance outcomes through improvements in existing policy and practice and other innovations.
This report describes present approaches to managing development and proposes a range of policy and practice improvements to enhance environmental outcomes and regulatory efficiency. The full colour, soft cover publication is aimed at the development sector, ecological professionals, policy makers and planners. Its user-friendly format and plain language makes it accessible to a general audience as well.