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Helping nature and people thrive – Exploring a biodiversity credit system for 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. Our 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 here.

Read the full discussion document here.

The Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation hosted a webinar where participants had an opportunity to hear more about the potential for a biodiversity credit system.

View the biodiversity credit system webinar slides here.

View a summary of the questions and answers from the webinar here.

Provide feedback (make a submission) here.


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