Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity — Exposure draft

Closes 21 Jul 2022

Opened 9 Jun 2022

Overview

Many of our plants, birds and animals are unique to our country. Some of these, along with their ecosystems, are under threat of extinction.

From November 2019 to March 2020, we sought public feedback on the introduction of a National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) to help protect precious flora and fauna. We received over 7000 submissions. The majority supported the intent of the NPSIB.

We are now seeking feedback from practitioners, iwi/ Māori, stakeholders and those highly familiar with the NPSIB on the exposure draft to ensure its provisions are workable. The exposure draft takes into account submissions received during the public consultation period.

Exposure draft and summaries

Exposure draft on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity [PDF, 800 KB]

Summary of the exposure draft [PDF, 311 KB]

Summary of the exposure draft for iwi/Māori [PDF, 295 KB] 

Implementation support

Draft implementation plan

Summary of biodiversity incentive pilots

Supplementary fact sheets

Exposure draft summary for the farming sector

Exposure draft summary for urban development

Exposure draft summary for the forestry sector

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