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Cooney Lees Morgan
On 25 November the Government released its draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IBD) for consultation. It seeks to address the ongoing loss and degradation of indigenous biodiversity in New Zealand by requiring councils to identify, protect, manage and restore indigenous biodiversity. It could have significant implications for activities which would adversely affect indigenous flora and fauna. A high level summary follows.
Who is this for?
The NPS-IBD is particularly relevant for:
- Local authorities.
- Land owners, farmers,...
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