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Library of resources: Laws, Acts, Policies, Plans, websites where you can ID plants and animals etc etc

Most pages on this website feature a ‘resources and reference’ section at the bottom of each page. We recommend checking those pages, first, as this page contains limited material.

Please note: these lists are not definitive. Laws, Acts, Management Plans, and Implementation Plans are often updated and changed.

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DOC & ECan braided river projects and management plans

Because of the threats to braided rivers, under ECan, the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) aims to halt the decline through its targets and goals with its focus on the integration of water and land management including the protection of indigenous biodiversity and water quality. This is also integrated with the practice of kaitiakitanga or guardianship by Ngāi Tahu which applies to the ecological health of all waterways including wetlands. Under the Strategy, 10 Zone Committees have been set up to develop Zone Implementation Plans for water management in Canterbury.

IWI management plans

Government Acts, Policies & Implementation Plans

Identifying plants, animals, and fungi

Biodiversity & threatened species