This replaces the Biodiversity Information Online website that aimed to make finding resources easier for people working on biodiversity in New Zealand.

The former Biodiversity Information Online (BIO) website originally described the funded programmes of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy under the International Convention on Biological Diversity.

The BIO site was sponsored by the central government agencies that have a statutory role in managing and conserving New Zealand's unique biodiversity –

  • Department of Conservation (DOC)
  • Ministry for the Environment (MFE)
  • Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) - formerly Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Fisheries

This section links to agencies, groups, organisations, and networks involved in biodiversity protection in New Zealand.

    Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

    The Convention on Biological Biodiversity requires countries to prepare National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).

    DOC coordinated the implementation of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2000-2020 and Action Plan 2016-2020. This expresses our long-term commitment to conserve our natural heritage.

    Other government agencies implementing parts of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy were:

    Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020

    Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020, was released in August 2020.

    Key data sources


    Programmes and funding

    Marine and freshwater


    Local government

    Non-government organisations and networks


    Research organisations, universities, and museums

    References for researchers

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