NZ’s natural resources
Find out how we manage and protect our natural resources.
Information on land, including national environmental reporting, roles and responsibilities, national environmental standards, and guidance and guidelines for managing contaminated land.
Land — Ministry for the Environment website.
All about land use — how it can be measured and managed for healthy soil and sustainable production.
Land — Landcare Research website.
Learn about conservation management of New Zealand’s land, and water ecosystems such as rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
Conservation work in NZ — Department of Conservation website.
How New Zealand’s oil, gas, mineral and coal resources are managed.
Marine and coastal
Learn how NZ’s freshwater is managed and protected.
See research programmes and consultancy on oceans, coasts, estuaries and harbours.
Take a look at the ecosystems and habitats of NZ’s marine environment, and how they’re managed.
Find out about conservation in NZ’s marine and coastal environments.
New Zealand’s environment
All about NZs natural environment including geography, climate and animals.
Statistics on how resources are being used, and what is being spent on environmental protection.
Information about the national science centre for climate.
Links to information, consultation and contacts on how climate change affects NZ.
Flora and fauna
What native plants are growing in each part of the country.
Our native animals — birds, fish, insects, bats and more.
See pictures of bugs and find out what kinds do what damage.
Learn about land, water, plant and animal conservation, heritage protections and managing threats.
Get involved in conservation — projects, boards, funding and consultations you can be part of.
Field trips, projects and activities for teachers.