The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan expresses New Zealand’s commitment to stem the loss of biodiversity worldwide.

New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy

The Strategy, published in February 2000, is part of our international responsibility under the Convention of Biological Diversity.  

New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2000-2020

New Zealand Biodiversity Action Plan

Biodiversity Action Plan cover.
Biodiversity Action Plan cover

The Action Plan, published in October 2016, is a targeted update of the original Strategy.

New Zealand Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2020 (PDF, 7,348K) 

National targets and associated actions will allow us to show progress towards the five goals of the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity by 2020.

Halting the decline of biodiversity poses a significant challenge and needs a sustained collaborative effort across New Zealand.

The Action Plan showcases some of the significant national actions being undertaken through the combined efforts of central and local government, whānau, hapū, iwi, resource managers, communities, private landowners and businesses.

Predator Free 2050 and the Cape to City project are some examples of this national effort.

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