Environment Commissioner welcomes International Panel eel report06 Dec 2013
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright today welcomed the report of the International Panel on monitoring trends for freshwater eels in New Zealand.
Large scale change in land use putting pressure on water quality – Environment Commissioner21 Nov 2013
New Zealand is undergoing huge changes to land use and decision makers need to be aware of the consequences for the future, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright.
Water quality in New Zealand: Land use and nutrient pollution21 Nov 2013
I still think of Canterbury as home. For a hundred years, farmers grew crops and ran sheep on the patchwork plains. But over the last twenty years, water has transformed much of this long-familiar landscape into bright green pasture grazed by dairy cows.
Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 201316 Oct 2013
This year has proved to be another busy one. As environment issues are becoming ever more complex, so the work of my office becomes increasingly complicated – there are no easy answers. Environmental problems are multifaceted, with many interconnected relationships.
Government must move to sort out conservation lands – Environment Commissioner21 Aug 2013
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has urged the Government to sort out the management and administration of stewardship land – a land category that covers a third of the conservation estate.
Investigating the future of conservation: The case of stewardship land21 Aug 2013
This report is about ‘stewardship land’ – a category of conservation land that makes up about one-third of the land managed by the Department of Conservation.