18 Sep Biodiversity
Ecosystems are under threat. Biodiversity is rapidly declining; animal and plant species are facing extinction around the world. Biodiversity is critical for the essential services provided, including pollination, carbon storage, filtration of water, nutrient cycling, soil formations, erosion control and sediment retention.
Biodiversity decline is the result of a range of causes, including the direct effects of vegetation clearance, uncontrolled grazing of animals, introduced pest plant and animals, the exploitation of some species, climate change and pollution. We have a duty of care for the environment, ourselves and future generations to leave the natural environment in a state that will continue to sustain the future. We must ensure that the unique animals, plants, fungi and microbes that are found in our country are healthy and thriving.
Your voice is important and you can help shape the outcome for all Hawke’s Bay locals by putting your views before the council. I will listen to your ideas and help shape policies, proposals and plans on your behalf. Let’s make a difference together, feel free to contact me today, I’d love to hear your thoughts – Neil Kirton, click here.