CBB Seminar: Prioritising the Department of Conservation's ecosystem and threatened species management Event as iCalendar


12 September 2013

18 - 18pm

Venue: Tamaki Innovation Campus, University of Auckland, Blg 731, Rm 201

Host: Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity

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John Leathwick
Department of Conservation

New Zealand’s biodiversity strategy, sets out a number of high level goals for the conservation of our biodiversity. Progressing towards these goals has posed a considerable challenge to New Zealand’s conservation organisations. The Department of Conservation has progressively refined tools that enable the ranking of biodiversity management projects to provide more efficient delivery against two objectives aligned to Goal Three of the Biodiversity Strategy: maintaining a full range of New Zealand’s ecosystems in a healthy functioning state, and ensuring the persistence of nationally threatened species. Our current approach uses spatial prioritisation software to calculate rankings for around 1000 candidate projects, each of which aims to conserve the ecosystems and/or threatened species of a particular management unit. Successful adoption of a centralised ranking approach poses considerable institutional challenges, requiring the development of a collaborative approach that involves a full range of stakeholders to build the sense of joint ownership required for uptake.

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