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The Nelson Biodiversity Forum is a group of 32 member organisations who work together to identify and align actions to improve Biodiversity in the Nelson area.

The Forum works to implement the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy.  The strategy links existing initiatives and actions under a common vision and introduces new actions that address the priority biodiversity management issues in the region.

The Forum meets quarterly to share progress on the implementation of the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy.  Meetings are also an opportunity to educate and share information.

The Forum also provides an opportunity to identify better ways to work collaboratively to provide solutions to some of Nelson’s biodiversity challenges.

Some of the highlights since the formation of the Forum include:

  • The creation of Nelson Nature and Healthy Streams, Nelson City Council’s coordinated biodiversity and freshwater programmes
  • The successful implementation of Project Maitai, NCC’s programme to restore the health of the Maitai/Mahitahi River
  • The development of the Waimea Inlet Strategy and Action Plan and formation of the Waimea Inlet Forum
  • The creation of a Living Heritage Guide

The Biodiversity Forum also has a strong drive to raise the awareness and profile of Nelson’s biodiversity to the wider community.

If your agency, group, organisation or business has a strong interest in biodiversity in Nelson and is interested in joining the Forum please contact [email protected]

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