Transforming community conservation funding in New Zealand
Published by: The Catalyst Group. April 2018, NZ. 68 pages.
Author: Dr Marie A Brown
Community conservation, including the efforts of landowners, is a burgeoning source of inspiration and energy in the very urgent fight to address environmental decline in New Zealand. For decades the labours of grass-roots initiatives from the very small to the highly professionalised have been a crucial tool in the toolbox of public engagement in nature through planting, pest control, education, advocacy and other initiatives. Such endeavours have costs, and the purpose of this report was to analyse the state of community conservation resourcing and to provide insight and direction into how the context could be improved.