Submissions on conservation issues
IntroductionThe NZCA periodically makes submissions on a range of conservation issues.
Submitted 8 August 2011: The NZCA supports the draft Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan, but would like to see changes made to make it more consistent with the management plan for the adjoining Abel Tasman National Park.
Submitted 17 June 2011: As a named party in the Bill, the NZCA has provided technical comments intended to make the implementation of the provisions smoother and avoid mismatches in processes set out in the Conservation Act 1987.
Submitted 2 May 2011: The NZCA supports the development of a national policy statement for indigenous biodiversity but considers the proposed draft does not achieve the stated purpose because it addresses only extremely rare and threatened indigenous biodiversity.
Submitted 23 July 2010: The NZCA supports the general thrust of the Proposed Plan of Action, especially proposals to clarify roles and responsibilities, amend the purpose of the Biosecurity Act, provide powers to control internal vectors and pathways, and to extend national pest management programmes.
Submitted 23 December 2009: It is the NZCA's view that biosecurity is not an end in itself but a focus of policy and action to protect important values (health, environment, social and cultural), and that it therefore has a purpose beyond the purely economic.
Submitted 18 September 2009: The NZCA appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Minister’s Initial Position paper on the proposed introduction of bladder kelp seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera, into the Quota Management System.
Submitted 30 July 2009: The NZCA has repeatedly over the last decade expressed its alarm and frustration at the disinterest at departmental and Government level in preventing the damage to indigenous biodiversity caused by Undaria pinnitifida.
Submitted 20 January 2009: The NZCA is seriously concerned about the status and management of freshwater resources and views the National Policy Statement (NPS) as an important opportunity to improve their management.
Submitted 29 August 2008: The New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) welcomes this Proposed National Environmental Standard (NES) through which an environmental bottom line is clearly being signalled.
Submitted 29 August 2008: The NZCA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the SPARC Outdoor recreation review which looks at how to maximise the value of outdoor recreation to New Zealand and New Zealanders.
Submitted 27 September 2007: The New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) considers it is critical that the fragmented approaches to the management of the New Zealand marine area and marine resources are addressed.
Submitted 18 May 2007: View the NZ Conservation Authority's submission regarding the Initial position paper: Altering the Fisheries (Cost Recovery) Rules 2001 with respect to the benthic protected areas accord.