Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

DOC and the Korean Parks Authority sign MOU

22 May 2006

DOC and the Korean Parks Authority sign MOU

New Zealand's Department of Conservation and the Korean National Parks Authority today signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to improve co-operation on conservation matters.

"This Memorandum is a significant development and I offer my thanks to the Korean government for participating in it, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

"The links between the biodiversity of New Zealand and that of Korea and other Asia nations, are much greater and more important than first appear. Each year more than 150,000 shorebirds migrate between New Zealand and Asia, and then on to Siberia and Alaska, and back again.

"Exactly where all these birds stop off in Asia is still unknown, but it is highly likely Korea's tidal flats will be a home to at least some of our migratory species," Mr Carter said.

"This means the threats these species face in one country directly impact on the abundance of the species in the other country.

"Today's Memorandum is designed to build on New Zealand's already positive relationship with the Korean government. It will facilitate a number of activities such as information exchanges, joint seminars and workshops, joint survey and research programmes, and staff assistance," Mr Carter said.

"Over time, it is my hope this MOU will improve the conservation of migratory birds in both countries."

DOC has initiated similar agreements with the United Kingdom, California, Fiji and Italy.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election