Biodiversity is the variety of living plants and animals on land, in fresh water and in the sea. Kāpiti's attractive natural environment has a diverse range of ecosystems, but our increasing population and development can have adverse effects on this landscape.
Kāpiti Coast District Council is responsible under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) for identifying and protecting areas of significant native vegetation and habitats of threatened native species. We use a mix of regulation, projects and work with other agencies to protect and support Kāpiti's biodiversity.
- Native dune plants poster (PDF, 6.53 MB)
- Riparian Fund Criteria (PDF, 125.91 KB)
- Growing Native Plants in Kāpiti (PDF, 3.04 MB)
- Native plants – GWRClaunch
- Biodiversity – GWRClaunch
- Manaaki Whenua | Landcare Researchlaunch
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Networklaunch
- Project Crimsonlaunch
- QEII National Trustlaunch
- J166 Brochure Caring For Sand Dunes May 2021 (PDF, 3.04 MB)