Manuka beettle on Maud IslandImage: Sabine Bernert ©
This variety includes all plants, animals and micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they form. The term is often used to measure the richness of life based on its variety and inter-connectedness.
Find out about New Zealand's unique biodiversity, its importance and how to protect it.
The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan expresses New Zealand’s commitment to stem the loss of biodiversity worldwide.
This replaces the Biodiversity Information Online website that aimed to make finding resources easier for people working on biodiversity in New Zealand.
Our indigenous biodiversity faces many threats, including loss associated with development. Biodiversity offsetting can help address this.