The environment is also central to attracting the visitors, skills and investment that help to drive our prosperity.
However, many of our treasured environments, ecosystems, and indigenous species are already under significant pressure from human activity, and some are in decline.
To reverse this decline, all Aucklanders must play their part in ensuring that the environment is valued and cared for.
We must better understand and recognise the life-sustaining benefits the environment provides as well as the critical role it plays in shaping and sustaining Auckland's future.
We must actively seek opportunities to protect and enhance these values through our short and long-term decisions.
Find out more by reading
The Health of Auckland's Natural Environment in 2015 report.