Public feedback is being sought on proposed changes to improve management planning and concession processes in conservation legislation.
An initiative that has provided tourism workers with alternative employment into the lead up to New Zealand’s borders reopening is being extended to ensure staff are retained.
Several significant locations in northern Tongariro National Park and the western shores of Lake Taupō will be restored as part of a
Whanganui, the first river in the world to be given status as a living being is to undergo restoration work with new funding from the Government’s Mahi mō te Taiao/Jobs for Nature programme.
The Government’s Jobs for Nature programme is investing in a project to manage the impact of deer and other predators in the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks which will not only improve the health of the forest but also protect the native whio or blue duck.
The Government’s Jobs for Nature programme continues to support local employment opportunities with an investment in a project that will significantly increase Ngāti Tūwharetoa’s capacity to engage in on-the-ground and strategic conservation activities.
The Government has welcomed the call to action for this year’s World Wetlands Day today, which has the theme ‘Wetlands Action for People and Nature’.
A long-running penguin rehab facility which has been hard hit by the tourism downturn, and work to restore native forest habitats in the Catlins are being supported through Jobs for Nature funding.
The Government is throwing its support behind projects aimed at restoring a cluster of eco-islands and habitats in the Manawatū which were once home to kiwi and whio.
Enhancing wetland areas, restoring the mana of a famous natural spring, maintaining a native plant nursery and protecting native species by reducing predators all feature in a tranche of conservation projects backed by funding through the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme.
A new arrangement between New Zealand and Spain will boost protection for seabirds threatened by fishing operations.
The Government is stepping up work to address long-standing problems in conservation law while laying the foundations for future reform, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.