Tasman has a wide range of habitats, and as a result is rich in plant and animal life, including many species found nowhere else in New Zealand.

Biodiversity in Tasman

Conservation and restoration projects and groups, as well as biodiversity reports.

Ecological District Reports

Find the reports carried out on Ecological Districts around the region.

Native Plant Restoration Lists

Read comprehensive planting lists for different areas in Tasman.

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is about the  variability among living organisms in freshwater, land and marine environment ecosystems. It includes genetic diversity, species diversity and ecological diversity.

New Zealand's long period of isolation as an island (80 million years) has allowed the development of highly distinctive plants and animals. Unfortunately, our native animals are particularly vulnerable to predation by introduced animals and our plants to browsing by introduced animals and competition from introduced plants.