The NZCA provides independent advice to the Minister and Director-General of Conservation on matters it considers of national conservation importance.
The NZCA has released advice on specific topics in the public's interest.
The NZCA advises that long-term heli-hunting concessions should not be issued until the regional conservation management strategies have been reviewed and effects of heli-hunting are better understood.
The NZCA advises that heli-hunting decisions should be guided by statutory planning documents, such as general policy, national park management plans, and conservation management strategies and wild animal control plans.
The NZCA is concerned about the game animal council proposal, particularly about the effects of the proposal on indigenous biodiversity, process, about matters of governance, and public interest. The NZCA suggests some other options to consider.