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Vanishing nature: Facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis

By Marie Brown, R T Theo Stephens, Raewyn Peart and Bevis Fedder
February 2015

Vanishing Nature is cross-disciplinary, covering the social, economic and ecological drivers of decline. Four core chapters directed at the Department of Conservation and public land, private land, freshwater ecosystems, and marine ecosystems, and an additional chapter reflecting on community conservation, provide a substantive basis for later consideration of solutions to reversing the decline of biodiversity. In essence, this is an independent review of progress in implementation of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy. It is very timely, considering 10 years have elapsed since the last review and much has changed in the interim.