Biodiversity is the variety of living things on earth; plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, and the ecosystems they are a part of. Find out what biodiversity is, why it is important and what threatens it.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has a key role in managing biodiversity. Find out about GWRC’s responsibilities, and how we protect, manage and restore areas with high biodiversity value across the region.
Many of New Zealand’s animals and plants are unique. Here you can access information about the range of plants, animals and ecosystems in the Wellington region. You can also find information about places to visit.
You can help to restore biodiversity in the Wellington region. Find information about the region’s different ecosystem types and advice about restoration planting. You can also access a range of useful publications.
Mind the stream (PDF, 1892 KB)
Restoration planting (PDF, 1138 KB)
Managing your bush block (PDF, 2837 KB)
Fish friendly culverts (PDF 603 KB)
A beginners guide to wetland restoration (PDF, 685 KB)
Understanding the wet in wetlands (PDF, 652 KB)
So you're thinking about a pond (PDF, 378 KB)
Fish can fly (PDF, 4330 KB)