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Biodiversity planning and management research

Publication date:  August 2017
Publication reference number:  CR 286

The Ministry commissioned this report to analyse how regional, unitary and district councils are managing biodiversity through planning documents under the Resource Management Act. This research supports the work of the biodiversity collaborative group to develop a National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity and recommendations for supporting measures. The report focuses on plans that have changed since 2010 and includes both a “stocktake” of biodiversity provisions in policy statements and plans, and case studies on the implementation of these policies in selected regions and districts.