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Posted on 31 August 2020

Media coverage in August 2020

Biodiversity Strategy Launched: expert reactionScience Media CentreDirector Julie Hall commented on the inclusion of cumulative effects and ecosystem-based management, and Project Leader Carolyn Lundquist (NIWA) provided an in-depth perspective on…

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Credit: Crispin Middleton NIWA 2018

Posted on 10 August 2020

Media statement: Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020

Today, the Minister for Conservation launched Te Mana o te Taiao – The Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, providing strategic direction for biodiversity in Aotearoa New Zealand for the next 30 years.…

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Posted on 08 June 2020

EBM: a remedy for Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans

To celebrate World Ocean’s Day, this short animation explains what ecosystem-based management (EBM) is, and why Aotearoa New Zealand’s coasts and oceans need it.

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Posted on 08 November 2019

Examples of EBM in Aotearoa

A new map shows the locations of initiatives across Aotearoa New Zealand that incorporate three or more of the seven EBM principles we have developed with Māori and stakeholders.

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Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use

Posted on 17 September 2019

Maritime Museum Talk: Forecasting contamination

Watch recordings of our second NZ Maritime Museum breakfast talk on 19 August 2019.

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Posted on 29 July 2019

Local and international marine governance showcased at conference

Jim Sinner and Marc Tadaki (Cawthron Institute) convened a session at the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference held in Tasmania on 13 July.

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Ecosystem connectivity  tracking biochemical fluxes to inform ecosystem based management

Posted on 29 July 2019

Understanding food webs to help manage coastal resources

A study of coastal food webs has revealed how ecosystem-based approaches to marine management could improve management of fish stocks and biodiversity in our changing coastal ocean.

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Aerial headland Credit Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 17 July 2019

New faces on stakeholder panel

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Sharleen Gargiulo and Oliver Wade who have recently joined our Stakeholder Panel.

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Posted on 03 July 2019

Haere mai: new leader for Tangaroa

We are delighted to welcome Beth Tupara-Katene as the leader for Tangaroa.

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Ecosystem based management within Aotearoa New Zealands existing legislative framework
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Posted on 16 May 2019

Does NZ legislation enable EBM?

Marine law and policies will need  to be updated to fully embrace ecosystem-based management (EBM) principles say researchers from the EBM within Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal framework project.

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Enabling EBM low res Marlborough Sounds

Posted on 08 April 2019

Webinar: New Zealand law and the principles of ecosystem-based management

In this webinar Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researchers summarise the legal framework that applies to the management of Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine environment.

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Posted on 22 February 2019

Empowering Māori to improve ecosystem management in Aotearoa

Sustainable Seas researchers have outlined ways to enable and empower Māori to lead the sustainable management of resources in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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