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Covenants to protect the natural environment

Kaupapa here hei tiaki i te taiao taketake

​What is a covenant?

A covenant is a legal agreement between a landowner and an authorised body such as the Department of Conservation or Auckland Council to protect land with important natural values.

This agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party. It is registered on the title of the land.

Covenants bind both current and future landowners.

What covenants provide

Covenants provide:

  • habitats for native plants and animals
  • areas of protected native habitats
  • improved stream health
  • protection against erosion.

To find out more about covenants and other private land agreements, contact us.

To read more about covenants, including how to set up a covenant, see the QEII National Trust website.

Protection of natural areas on private land