Environment Canterbury is the lead agency in protecting the region’s indigenous biodiversity through working with the Canterbury Biodiversity Strategy partners and communities throughout Canterbury.
Environment Canterbury promotes, facilitates and carries out activities that contribute to indigenous biodiversity specifically - that is, the species and ecosystems that evolved and still occur naturally in Canterbury. This does not include introduced species.
We also have responsibility for the management of pest species under the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Strategy. A number of pests have a significant impact on indigenous biodiversity, for example wilding conifers and rabbits and so their control benefits Canterbury’s biodiversity.
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