Indigenous Biodiversity

This guidance note on indigenous biodiversity is primarily targeted at those involved in the preparation and implementation of Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) policy statements and plans. It provides an overview of relevant biodiversity matters including concepts, management, protection and restoration.

The guidance note contains a comprehensive analysis of a large number of methods that councils can use to address their responsibilities for indigenous biodiversity. These include: regulatory provisions; non-regulatory tools; economic instruments; the management of council lands; and the implementation of other council functions. While this note outlines the requirement to monitor the policy outcomes it does not describe how to undertake this monitoring.


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 What is biodiversity          Bio Protection    roles and responsibilities    bio value 
What is Biodiversity   Biodiversity Protection and
Threat Issues for Councils
  Indigenous Biodiversity and
the RMA and Roles and Responsibilities
for Indigenous Biodiversity
  Describing and Evaluating
Biodiversity Values
 documents    overview-of-methods   regulatory provisions   non regulatory tools

Indigenous Biodiversity
Objectives and Policies in
Council Planning Documents

  Overview of Methods for
Managing Biodiversity
  Regulatory Provisions and
Economic Instruments
  Non-Regulatory Tools
and Economic Instruments
Council land   biodiversity offsetting   plan implementation   Key terms
Council Lands   Offsetting   RMA Policy and Plan Implementation   Key Terms and Definitions