Regional Pest Management Plan

Environment Southland needs a new pest plan to comply with the Government’s National Policy Direction for Pest Management and to ensure we are making the best use of available resources.

The plan will set the scene for pest management in Southland for the next 10 years and address pests on land, in freshwater and in the marine environment within Southland.

If left unchecked, pest populations can increase to the point where they cause major damage to our special environment. Pests can impact severely on biodiversity and be a factor in the decline of native species. Some pests can trigger soil degradation or reduce water quality. Pest infestations can also cause economic damage to the agricultural, recreational and tourism industries.

Feedback on our discussion document Getting the best from pest management has now closed. We will be considering all this feedback as we prepare a draft plan which will go out for public submission later this year.

Download the discussion document -  Getting the best from pest management.

To read the current Pest Management Strategy, click here.

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