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Our biodiversity services
Get environmental advice
We can provide:
- advice on protecting and enhancing native plant and animal species
- advice and plans for restoring ecosystems
- advice on funding and protection mechanisms
- ecological advice and support to private landowners (rural and urban) and community groups.
Request a site visit
One of our experts can visit your site and advise on protecting, restoring or enhancing biodiversity on your property.
To request a visit,
email the Biodiversity team or phone 09 301 0101.
How we protect biodiversity
We are working to protect our natural environment by managing resources in a sustainable and integrated way.
This work is governed by the requirements of the Resource Management Act, the Unitary Plan and Significant Ecological Areas.
Caring for geological sites on the council land
- regional and local parks
- building and maintaining stormwater and transport assets.
Implementing indigenous biodiversity on the council land
Indigenous Biodiversity Strategy. This strategy aims to:
- conserve Auckland's indigenous ecosystems and sequences
- achieve long-term recovery of threatened species
- protect the goods and services provided by our natural environment
- grow public understanding of biodiversity
- sustain and protect the natural and physical resources that provide for the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of Māori.
Supporting community initiatives
Find more about community groups and activities on
Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau.
Grants and funding
Find out how we provide environmental grants and funding.
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|Hauraki Gulf Forum (HGF)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/Pages/hauraki-gulf-forum.aspx||Hauraki Gulf Forum (HGF)||The Hauraki Gulf Forum promotes and facilitates integrated management and the protection and enhancement of the Hauraki Gulf.||aspx||Environment consultation
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|Our environmental plans and strategies||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/Pages/our-environmental-plans-strategies.aspx||Our environmental plans and strategies||Find out about our environmental plans and strategies. ||aspx||Environment|
|Protecting New Zealand's biodiversity||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/Pages/protecting-new-zealands-biodiversity.aspx||Protecting New Zealand's biodiversity||Find out about the Addressing New Zealand’s biodiversity challenge report, a collaboration between local authorities and central government to address the challenge of protecting New Zealand's biodiversity.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspx||Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||Report weeds, pest animals and diseases to Auckland Council. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.||aspx||Biosecurity|