How this can be done
Corridors such as the North-West Wildlink create safe, connected and healthy habitats for native wildlife.
They must be recognised for their important role in providing interlinked spaces across Auckland where wildlife can breed safely and move between conservation hotspots. More links like this can be created.
Auckland's network of public spaces and parks also support conservation of habitats and species, while providing recreational and tourism opportunities.
As Auckland grows, additional pressure will be put on these spaces, and additional spaces will be needed.
Some of Auckland's cultural heritage sites are also under pressure from development, either directly or from incompatible uses or activities close by.
There needs to be greater awareness of this, and more investment made into ensuring their long-term protection and integrity.
We must also take care to safeguard against loss of habitat and sites of cultural heritage in areas that are currently flourishing and protected.