Tags : conservation

Game changing Jobs for Nature investment for Northland

Conservation Minister Kiri Allan has announced Jobs for Nature funding for a portfolio of projects that will create ‘game changing’ gains for nature and communities across Northland/Te Tai Tokerau as part of the Government’s acceleration of the economic recovery from COVID. “This portfolio of 12 projects will see over $20 million invested into creating jobs […]readmore

Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne

A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The projects target local communities most affected by the economic consequences of COVID 19 and are designed to restore and protect a […]readmore

World first natural disaster response model for New Zealand

A world first natural disaster insurance model which comes into effect on 30 June, is being welcomed by the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, David Clark. The collaboration between eight private insurers, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ), means each New Zealander now has a single point of […]readmore

Bringing back the health of Hauraki Gulf

New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations. The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today, draws on input from mana whenua, local communities, and industry, Oceans and Fisheries Minister […]readmore

Government taking action to protect albatross

New population figures for the critically endangered Antipodean albatross showing a 5 percent decline per year highlights the importance of reducing all threats to these very special birds, Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall says. The latest population modelling, carried out by Dragonfly Data Science, shows the Antipodean albatross population, classified as nationally critical, […]readmore

Protecting the whitebait fishery for future generations

Changes to whitebaiting regulations will improve the sustainability of threatened species, while ensuring that Kiwis can continue the tradition of catching a feed in their local river into the future, Acting Conservation Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall says. “Whitebait are a valuable part of the indigenous biodiversity of Aotearoa, and are taonga and mahinga kai for […]readmore

Ministerial review into Fish & Game released

A report outlining recommendations to strengthen the governance and good management practices within NZ Fish & Game has been released by Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall. Fish & Game manages sport fishing and game bird hunting across NZ and has had an unaltered structure since it was set up in 1990. The report is the […]readmore

Milestone for kōkako as population soars

Recovery efforts over more than two decades have seen the North Island kōkako, one of Aotearoa’s most iconic birds, brought back from the brink of extinction, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “Protection of this species began in the late 1990s, after the kōkako population dropped to as few as 330 breeding pairs – around 1000 […]readmore

Jobs for Nature to support Predator Free South Westland

An ambitious project to restore nature and sustain jobs in COVID-hit South Westland represents the biggest step yet on mainland Aotearoa towards the Predator Free 2050 goal, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “Predator Free South Westland will be an exemplar for how to achieve predator-free status more widely across the country. “The project’s goal is […]readmore

Drone project to aid protection of Māui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Māui dolphin, Aotearoa’s most endangered dolphin.  “The project is just one part of the Government’s plan to save the Māui dolphin. We are committed to protecting this treasure,” Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker said. The […]readmore