NZES sends letter to the Minister of Conservation about Dryland Park

In June the NZES wrote to the Minister of Conservation, Hon Nick Smith, in support of the proposed Dryland Park in the Mackenzie Basin. The letter points out the high ecological values of the Mackenzie basin and the threats it faces with ongoing land use change in the area. Additionally, the letter highlights the support from local communities for the proposed park as well as from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.