Biodiversity and Nature 101

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things and ecosystems. It includes plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, as well as the ecosystems (on land or in water) where they live. It represents diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

Kaka/native parrot peeking out of bush with a piece of in vegetation in between beak
Gannet with wings outstretched next to other gannet

Key drivers of biodiversity loss

Taxidermy of stoat standing over native bird egg

Challenges and threats in Aotearoa New Zealand