Manuka beettle on Maud Island
Image: Sabine Bernert | ©


Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, will guide the way all of Aotearoa works to protect and restore nature.

It sets a strategic direction for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity in Aotearoa for the next 30 years.

The word biodiversity is short for ‘biological diversity’ and simply means the variety of life on earth.

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.

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