Strategic Plans

Five Year Strategic Plan

In 2013, the Council completed a Five Year Strategic Plan for the New Zealand Ecological Society. Council identified three key areas of activity required to meet the Society’s core objectives: Membership benefits, engagement and communication, and governance. The plan identifies specific actions within the three key areas of activity that are required to ensure the NZES is operating in a manner consistent with its purpose and meeting its objectives.

As the five-year strategy for the New Zealand Ecological Society 2013-2018 approaches its expiration we have conducted a review of the existing strategy and refined it to reflect our strategy for the next five years.  Discreet activities that were completed have been removed, and additional aims and activities have been suggested.  The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 presents the results of the review, including the updated plan for 2019-2023, subject to council and membership review.

The strategy provides a road map for the next five years that can be passed from the present NZES Council to future councils. The document can also serve as a work plan to help keep progress on track and justify expenditure that it is clearly in line with the strategic direction of the Society and/or has been planned for. It is a living document that will be updated as required.


Science Communication Strategy

Read our Science Communication Strategy 2007-2017 document to see how we as ecologists can communicate with the wider audience to educate, promote and raise awareness and understanding of ecological issues.