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2015 - Ecological Impact Assessment Guidelines for New Zealand

2015 - Ecological Impact Assessment Guidelines for New Zealand

The Ecology Impact Assessment (EcIA) Guidelines have been prepared by a group of ecologists to contribute to raising the standard of practice of ecological assessment in New Zealand, and provide a reference document for students and practitioners. They aim to:

  • Improve the scientific rigour, objectivity and consistency of EcIA
  • Assist consultants and officers in local and central government working with AEEs
  • Improve community confidence in the ability of professionals to undertake impartial assessments
  • Guide policy around biodiversity management
  • Contribute to better decision-making on environmental matters.

The guidelines are available free to all ecologists.

The New Zealand Chapter is seeking comment and feedback from those using the guidelines by email to: newzealand@eianz.org