View the Southland Murihiku Conservation Management Strategy 2016 (includes the Subantarctic Islands).


The Southland Murihiku Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) describes the conservation values present in mainland Southland and the Subantarctic Islands, and provides guidance for the Department's work in the form of a vision, objectives, outcomes for Places, policies, and milestones; translating the Department's strategic outcomes to Southland.

This CMS remains operative unless formally reviewed in full or in part or amended.

Volume I includes:

  • Part One: vision and objectives
  • Part Two: outcomes, policies and milestones for Places
  • Part Three: other specific policies that address legislative and general policy requirements
  • Part Four: implementation monitoring and reporting, and review
  • the glossary and appendices.

The vision and objectives in Part One, and the policies in Part Three, cover all public conservation lands and waters in Southland. The territorial jurisdiction aligns to the old Southland Conservancy boundary excluding Stewart Island/Rakiura, which has a combined CMS and National Park management plan published in 2011. The Southland Murihiku area is within the Southern South Island Region.

Volume II contains maps and a public conservation land inventory.

Publication information

Published by the Department of Conservation.

Volume 1
ISBN 978-0-15083-4 (print)
ISBN 978-0-478-15084-1 (web)

Volume II Maps
ISBN 978-0-478-15079-7 (print)
ISBN 978-0-478-15078-0 (web)


Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840

Related link

Southland Murihiku Conservation Management Strategy consultation

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