This variety includes all plants, animals and micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they form. The term is often used to measure the richness of life based on its variety and inter-connectedness.
This replaces the Biodiversity Information Online website that aimed to make finding resources easier for people working on biodiversity in New Zealand.
Our indigenous biodiversity faces many threats, including loss associated with development. Biodiversity offsetting can help address this.
DOC has worked with media outlets to raise awareness about the biodiversity crisis and the work that is happening to protect and restore nature.