In the “Statement of Intent 2007 – 2010

Conservation policies affect New Zealand’s economic growth, social cohesion, individuals, businesses and the environment. The Department works collaboratively with the agencies listed below on integrated policy responses. This ensures a common understanding of respective roles when implementing the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and achieving the Government’s policy objectives. It complements the Department’s work to fulfill legislated conservation responsibilities and assists the Department to achieve its protection and appreciation outcomes. The more significant of these relationships are governed by an agreed memorandum of understanding. This work is consistent with the State Services Development Goals programme and will expand as the Department increases its work with others.

Established joint work is as follows.

WORK AREA

OTHER CONTRIBUTING DEPARTMENTS

Climate Change

Reduction in New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

The Treasury

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Implementation of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy

All New Zealanders contribute to sustaining the full range of indigenous biodiversity, and share in its benefits.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

The Treasury

Te Puni Kokiri

Indigenous Biodiversity on Private Land

Government policies for protecting indigenous biodiversity from the effects of private land management are implemented efficiently, effectively and sustainably.

Ministry for the Environment

Freshwater Ecosystems

The Government’s goals for the preservation of the natural character of lakes, rivers, wetlands and their indigenous biodiversity are achieved in a co-ordinated and accountable manner.

Ministry for the Environment

Network of Marine Protected Areas

Implementing the Marine Protected Areas Policy to establish a representative range of marine biodiversity in a natural state, and establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPA) around the sub-Antarctic islands, in the Tasman Sea, and in selected inshore coastal areas.
 

Ministry of Fisheries

Fisheries Interactions with Protected Species and Conservation Services Programme

Incidental capture of protected species is avoided, remedied or mitigated to levels which do not adversely affect their populations and do not prevent their recovery to a less threatened status.
 

Ministry of Fisheries

Legislative change in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Legislative options for an improved regulatory regime for environmental impacts in the EEZ developed.
 

Ministry for the Environment

Biosecurity

The Government’s biosecurity policies are implemented efficiently and effectively.
 

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Fisheries

Historic and Cultural Heritage

The historic and cultural heritage of New Zealand is valued, respected and preserved.
 

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Recreation and Tourism

The Government’s policies for sustainable recreation and tourism in New Zealand are implemented efficiently and effectively.
 

Ministry of Tourism

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

Treaty of Waitangi Policy

Settlements of historical Treaty grievances are transparent, durable and fair, and restore the Treaty relationship.
 

Office of Treaty Settlements

Research, Science and Technology

Increased knowledge of the environment and of the biological, physical, social, economic and cultural factors that affect it, in order to maintain a healthy environment that sustains nature and people.
 

Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

Community – Government Relationships

Strong and respectful relationships with community, voluntary and iwi/Maori organisations.
 

Ministry of Social Development

Te Puni Kokiri

High Country Parks and Reserves

A network of high country parks and reserves in the South Island high country.

 Land Information New Zealand

Carbon Neutrality

Moving towards a sustainable New Zealand: Carbon-neutral
Public Service.

Establishing, as part of the lead group
of six agencies, a plan which achieves carbon neutrality by 2012. 

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Economic Development

Inland Revenue Department

The Treasury

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