We are committed to working together so that Hawke's Bay's biodiversity is enhanced, healthy and functioning and we need your help!
Many wonderful people are working together to protect and restore biodiversity in Hawke’s Bay – find out about them and our vision for the future in the Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity Strategy.
Check out our first Action Plan. This will guide our actions for the next three years as we lay the foundation for the success of the Strategy, creating a future rich in biodiversity for the people of our region.
In partnership with the Department of Conservation and NZ Landcare Trust, we hosted an excellent World Wetlands Day event at the Kaweka Lakes (Rotoroa and Rototuna) in early Feb. To read more about the day click here
Without habitat we have nothing.
Sir David Bellamy
There can be no purpose more enspiriting than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.
E. O. Wilson
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.
The value of biodiversity is that it makes our ecosystems more resilient, which is a prerequisite for stable societies; its wanton destruction is akin to setting fire to our lifeboat.
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?
Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it. Thus he undoes the built-in checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds.
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