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Biodiversity Hawke's Bay is committed to working together to ensure that Hawke's Bay's biodiversity is enhanced, healthy and functioning. But, we need your help!

Many wonderful people are working together to protect and restore biodiversity in Hawke’s Bay – find out about them and our vision for the future in the Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity Strategy. Check out our first Action Plan. This will guide our actions for the next three years as we lay the foundation for the success of the Strategy, creating a future rich in biodiversity for the people of our region.


The countdown is on to the 2021 City Nature Challenge.....CNC21 bilingual Maori FC Main

City Nature Challenge is an annual four-day global bioblitz held from 30 April - 3 May 2021. During these four days people in hundreds of cities around the world search for, photograph and document their local biodiversity, together in this event. Napier and Hastings are one of five New Zealand locations taking part this year. 

The platform we are using to document all our finds is iNaturalist NZ -  Mātaki Taiao.

Check out the City Nature Challenge 2021 website for more information, and join our project on iNaturalist NZ - City Nature Challenge 2021: Heretaunga and Ahuriri / Hastings and Napier


Biodiversity Day - 22 May 2021 - "We're part of the solution"

The 22 May 2021 marks the International Day for Biological Diversity, or Biodiversity Day!

The Biodiversity Day 2021 slogan this year is: “We’re part of the solution”. The slogan was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, “Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.

22 May 2021: International Day for Biological Diversity (

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World Environment Day - 5 June 2021

Let’s Prevent, Halt And Reverse The Loss Of Ecosystems. World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021 is hosted by Pakistan and will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

 To learn more about ecosystem restoration and the UN Decade, visit:

2021 World Environment Day




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