Biodiversity Southland Partnership

A large proportion of Janet’s work relates to her role with the Southland Biodiversity Forum, which is supported by the Department of Conservation Biodiversity Advice Fund, Environment Southland and Southland District Council.  The forum is developing a Biodiversity Strategy for Southland. A key priority is the completion of an inventory identifying biodiversity throughout Southland. This will take approximately five years to complete and require additional support from other funders. A key role is to assist landowners and community groups to gain funding to help protect and manage areas of native biodiversity on private land. The broad nature of this project allows it to overlap with other projects and the work of different landcare groups.