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Updated 11 May 2022 4:17pm

About biodiversity

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.

Our role in biodiversity

Greater Wellington Regional Council has a key role to play in managing biodiversity across the region.

The Wellington Regional Biodiversity Framework (WRBF) project is a key thing we’re working on in this area at the moment. Find out more about it.

For more on our role to play we’ve written this think piece on future biodiversity management.

Or find out more about our role and other key projects here.

Our biodiversity

Many of New Zealand’s plants and animals 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 interesting places to visit. 

Biodiversity restoration and resources

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.  


You can contact the Biodiversity department on