Declining biodiversity is a global crisis. When ecosystems collapse because biodiversity is gone, they no longer provide clean air, water and food. Native biodiversity in Aotearoa is no different, and it needs help. How can farming help?
Farmers know their farms best, and they should decide how to manage pests and planting operations on their own land. Farming and native biodiversity can coexist. Our hope is that with better information, farm operations can be carried out in a way that helps biodiversity at the same time as being productive and economically sustainable. For example, when planting is done for erosion, sediment, or nutrient management, it can be planned to support biodiversity as well by providing important food sources and habitats for native species.