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Land, Soil, Biodiversity Report

The NZ Ministry for Environment and Statistics NZ have produced a report in a series on environmental reporting which is the first focused solely on land: Our Land 2018.  The New Zealand economy, its agriculture, tourism, freshwater quality and climate change mitigation and adaptation potential are closely related to soil and ecosystem health.  But the report demonstrates that land is being used in ways which promote degradation of soil, water, ecosystems and biodiversity.  Minister for Environment, David Parker, acknowledges the need to improve land management and says a “National Policy Statement for Versatile Land and High Class Soils” is to be prepared. 

Sources: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/environmental-reporting/our-land-2018  https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/environment-report-highlights-serious-land-issues