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Consultation on a biodiversity credit system



The Government is exploring whether a biodiversity credit system could help to incentivise the protection and restoration of native wildlife in Aotearoa New Zealand.

A biodiversity credit system would help to conserve habitats and species by enabling landowners, who protect and restore native wildlife, to earn credits for their actions.

The Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation (DoC) are seeking feedback on the need for and the design of a biodiversity credit system, and the different roles of government and Māori in implementing it. Their aim is for a system that has impact and integrity, tailored to Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique context and challenges. This includes how it could work with other programmes that support the environment.

Read a short summary of the discussion document here.

Read the full discussion document here.

Find out more about the state of our native wildlife in 2022 here.

Have your say here.

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