Our way of life is disrupting the natural systems that support abundant life on Earth. Eight out of ten of New Zealand’s reptiles, frogs, bats and birds are threatened or at risk of extinction. We’ve lost two thirds of our native forests and 90% of our wetlands. In recent summers around 100 of our rivers, lakes and bays have been too polluted to safely swim in.
Sustainability cannot be achieved unless we restore natural systems wherever possible.
The Sustainable Business Network has always had nature at its heart. Our nature regeneration work grew out of supporting local waterway restoration projects. It now extends to integrated environmental and social programmes of national significance.