In August 2013, the Commissioner released a report titled, Investigating the future of conservation: The case of stewardship land. This report examined the origin of stewardship land, its current status, and the policies and regulations that guide its management.
The Commissioner found that, compared with other categories of conservation land, the legal protection of stewardship land is weak. At the end of the report, the Commissioner made two recommendations to the Minister of Conservation.
The Commissioner has now released an update assessing the response to her recommendations.
The update report, together with the original report, is available for download on the right of this page.