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.
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
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.
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: www.decadeonrestoration.org
Without habitat we have nothing.
Sir David Bellamy
There can be no purpose more enspiriting than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.
E. O. Wilson
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.
The value of biodiversity is that it makes our ecosystems more resilient, which is a prerequisite for stable societies; its wanton destruction is akin to setting fire to our lifeboat.
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?
Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it. Thus he undoes the built-in checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds.
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