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The Willis reports

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The Willis report (2014) outlines the roles and responsibilities of regional councils towards biodiversity.

Biodiversity Roles and Functions of Regional Councils

This report identifies the regional council’s statutory responsibilities under the Resource Management Act to maintain indigenous biodiversity on private land.

Biodiversity Roles and Functions of Regional Councils [PDF, 668 KB]

Addressing New Zealand’s Biodiversity Challenge

This document was contributed to by our CE , alongside other leaders with responsibilities towards biodiversity protection. It describes difficulties in addressing biodiversity loss and identifies five shifts that would assist regional councils to halt biodiversity decline;

Shift 1 – Stronger leadership and clearer lines of accountability

Shift 2 – Building on what regional councils do best

Shift 3 – Better decision-making through better information

Shift 4 – Planning and delivering joined up action

Shift 5 – Modern, fit for purpose frameworks

Addressing New Zealand’s Biodiversity Challenge [PDF, 15 MB]