This page explains the Statement of National Priorities, announced in 2007, for protecting threatened biodiversity on private land.
Statement of National Priorities
See the Statement and related documents on the Biodiversity guidance for private land web page [Department of Conservation website]
On 26 April 2007, the Minister of Conservation and Minister for the Environment issued a Statement of National Priorities for protecting rare and threatened native biodiversity on private land.
This statement provides local authorities, communities and private landowners with information about the types of ecosystems and habitats on private land that from a national perspective are most threatened and in need of protection. The information about the national priorities can be used by local and central government agencies and landowners to co-ordinate their decisions and on-the-ground actions in relation to biodiversity.
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Media release announcing the Statement [Beehive website]