About a national policy statement for biodiversity

This page provides information on the proposed development of a national policy statement for biodiversity.

About the development of a national policy statement for biodiversity

In 2011, the Government consulted on the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. The consultation identified a number of issues. 

See Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity: Summary of submissions

The Ministry for the Environment is now looking to create and support a collaborative process to help develop a new national policy statement for biodiversity (NPS). The development of a NPS would involve a formal public consultation process.

Clear national guidelines on implementation of section 6(c) of the Resource Management Act is a Government priority. See A way forward for national direction - 2016.

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For further information on earlier policy work for a NPS on biodiversity see Developing the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity.

Reviewed:
17/09/15