The government recently released a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) for public submissions. Submissions are due 14 March 2020.

Over the next few weeks, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and Federated Farmers will be updating stakeholders on key points of interest to farmers, how to submit and where to attend public and industry meetings.

National Policy Statements must be implemented by Councils through Regional and District Plans. This NPS covers ‘indigenous biodiversity’, which includes ecosystems, birds, plants, insects and other species that are special to New Zealand - our indigenous biodiversity. The NPSIB contains objectives and policies to identify, protect, manage and restore indigenous biodiversity, and specifies what Councils must do to achieve this.

Also see the Ministry for the Environment's webpage: click here

What's been happening

 Summary of Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Bio (19/03/2020) 
   Submission on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity’ and related documents, including ‘He Kura Koiora i hokia: A discussion document.
 National Policy Statement - Indigenous Biodiversity - submission advice (27/02/2020) 
   Further to our previous updates on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB) process, we now attach information on how to submit...
 Indigenous Biodiversity Survey (25/02/2020) 
   Please help us to understand the potential impacts that the draft NPS- IBD could have on your property by taking the time to full out this short survey. There has been no cost analysis undertaken for this policy, so your input is extremely valuable.
 Indigenous Biodiversity Survey (25/02/2020) 
   The deadline to make submissions on the draft National Policy Statement to Indigenous Biodiversity rapidly approaching (Tuesday 14 March!).
 National Policy Statement - Indigenous Biodiversity (20/02/2020) 
   National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity & Farmer Workshop Meetings

Biodiversity Contacts