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Manaaki Whenua welcomes Our Land 2018

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research welcomes the release of the Our Land report today.

“It is an important synthesis of the state of, and pressures on, our land environments,” says Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research chief executive Richard Gordon.

“Manaaki Whenua contributed many of the datasets, computer models and peer reviewed science that underpin the report, and stand by those as the most up-to-date and accurate available. We are working hard to close the science and knowledge gaps in several key datasets discussed in this report.

“Working with other research providers and sector stakeholders, and with assistance from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s national science funding, we lead largescale research programmes to accelerate delivery of high-quality soil mapping, soil health, erosion and sediment, and land cover data and information.

“New Zealand is geologically and ecologically diverse, and its landscapes and ecosystems are complex. As the CRI for land environment, Manaaki Whenua is working hard to ensure that New Zealand has the science and information it needs to understand the complex and multiple pressures on our valuable biodiversity, land and soils, and land-based ecosystems.

“As this report notes, in some areas we cannot yet adequately report on state of the land environment at a national scale. We support the call for more systematic environmental monitoring and science investment to resolve the key data gaps identified,”

“We want to provide decision-makers and land managers with access to cost-effective, integrated science solutions to manage the land wisely for future generations. We invest in this work ourselves, and also partner with a wide range of government, Maori and primary sector partners,” Dr Gordon said.


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