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Restoring Nature

18 December 2023

Tourism must have a positive relationship with nature – our lands, waters, air, habitats, and species. Nature is firmly at the heart of our tourism offering, both for international visitors and for Kiwis exploring their own country. Equally, connecting people with our natural heritage is central to successful conservation outcomes.  

Action 6 in Tourism 2050, ‘Champion Predator Free and Biodiversity’.  

This recognises that tourism is uniquely placed to make a major contribution to our national efforts to restore our environment. Nature is such an important part of our tourism product and with many tourism businesses already working to protect and restore the places in which they operate, this action makes it a whole-of-industry effort. All tourism businesses can play their part in the ways that suit them best.   

Aligning with New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 Goal provides a wide range of initiatives that tourism can engage with, as an industry and as individual operators.    

TIA’s TSC Commitment 10, Restoring Nature, is about contributing to protecting and enhancing Aotearoa New Zealand's environment, including water, biodiversity, landscapes and clean air. 

TIA also advocates for actions that position tourism as an agent for good for nature, including when engaging with key conservation initiatives including the DOC’s Review of Conservation Management Processes, management of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the Milford Opportunities Project, and others.


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