Key Issues

These are the key issues we work on listed below. Please browse the links on the right to read articles on these issues and find out more information:



- including toothfish and krill fisheries, and the protection of the Ross Sea and the Southern Ocean.


- including expansion of fin fish farming, changes to the Resource Management Act and role of the government agencies.


- including the national policy statement on biodiversity

Coastal and Catchment

- The integration of land and water management is seen most clearly in relationship between catchment management and its connection to the coastal environment.

Climate change

- including international and domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


- including sustainable energy management and renewable energy.


- including plantation forestry, log imports, NZ Forest Accord and other agreements with the forest industry.

Lakes, rivers and wetlands

- including conservation of lakes, rivers and wetlands, and the Land and Water Forum


- including world heritage and mining on conservation land

Oceans and fisheries

- including oceans policy, sustainable fisheries, and marine protection

Organics and GE

- including food guide and fact sheets


- plastics, pollution and e-waste

Resource Management Act*

- including changes to the Resource Management and fast tracking of projects.


- including unsustainable roading projects and sustainable alternatives

*These articles and others to be added soon

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