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Wetlands expert and advocate Dr Beverley Clarkson was today presented with New Zealand’s most prestigious conservation award, the Loder Cup by Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan.

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More than 50 jobs are being created across Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland with the launch of three new Government-backed initiatives, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.

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The opening of the 2022-23 Great Walks booking season next week heralds 30 years of epic adventures in our backyard throughout the country, says Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan.

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The Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020 - Te Mana o te Taiao – now has an accompanying implementation plan, aimed at driving collective action to tackle New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis.

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A new 2700ha “inland island” sanctuary for native plants and animals on the North Island Central Plateau is a step closer with support from the Government’s Mahi mō te Taiao/Jobs for Nature programme.

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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.

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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.

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A boost in funding for a number of Jobs for Nature initiatives across Canterbury will provide sustainable employment opportunities for more than 70 people.

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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.

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Thank you for joining me today. I’m delighted to be announcing new work to address long-standing problems in conservation law – and a major step towards laying the foundation for fundamental reform: a review of the Wildlife Act 1953.

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A Government investment in six community and iwi-led projects across the Hawke’s Bay district will provide nature-based jobs for more than 60 locals, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.

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A marine mammal sanctuary in Te Pēiwhairangi/Bay of Islands aims to not only reverse the decline in the numbers of bottlenose dolphins in the area but better protect visiting orcas and fur seals as well.

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Two projects to manage the devastating impact of pests on some of the country’s most scenic and biodiverse landscapes in the Tongariro area are receiving a helping hand through the Government’s Jobs

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A Government-backed environmentally focused employment programme has created ten new jobs in Dannevirke and is looking to become a key labour source for the region in the future.

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A new Jobs for Nature project which is protecting Aotearoa’s rarest mainland forest bird has discovered a small unknown population in a Canterbury valley, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.

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Further Government support for New Zealand’s longest-standing sustainable business organisation will open up opportunities for dozens of workers impacted by COVID-19 to jump start a nature-based career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.

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