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Statement of core purpose
Our Statement of Core Purpose (SCP), mandated by the Crown, is to drive innovation in New Zealand's management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources, to protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand's prosperity. Our SCP requires us to:
- improve the measurement, management, and protection of New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, including those in the conservation estate.
- achieve the sustainable use of land resources and their ecosystem services across catchments and sectors.
- improve the measurement and mitigation of greenhouse gases in the terrestrial biosphere.
- increase the ability of New Zealand industries and organisations to develop within environmental limits and meet market and community requirements.