New Zealand published its original Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in February 2000 with the intention of 'turning the tide' of our biodiversity decline.
The Action Plan outlines the contribution that New Zealand will make toward stemming global loss of biodiversity over the next 4 years.
National targets and associated actions will allow us to show progress towards the five goals of the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity by 2020.
Halting the decline of biodiversity poses a significant challenge and needs a sustained collaborative effort across New Zealand.
The Action Plan showcases some of the significant national actions being undertaken through the combined efforts of central and local government, whānau, hapū, iwi, resource managers, communities, private landowners and businesses.
Predator Free 2050 and the Cape to City project are some examples of this national effort.
Work on the New Zealand Biodiversity Action Plan was led by the Department of Conservation on behalf of the New Zealand Government.