A major role of Fish & Game New Zealand is to protect the habitat of sports fish and game birds.
This includes lobbying for appropriate environmental policies, developing and enhancing wetlands, providing advice, advocating for clean water and environmentally sustainable farming practices.
Another goal is to improve awareness of New Zealand’s outstanding but threatened freshwater resources. This work benefits anyone who values quality water and wetland environments, and the many species that live in these places.
We draw on a wide range of information sources, including the latest science and research, to manage recreational angling and hunting – and protect, maintain and enhance freshwater sports fish and game bird populations for future generations.
In this section you can read more about our work to protect the environment. It includes information on the role that anglers, hunters, landowners and everyone else can play.
In this section:
Protecting NZ Fish & Waterways
Fish & Game New Zealand has a statutory duty to help protect the country's natural freshwater resources, which provide the...
Protecting NZ Game Bird Habitats
New Zealand provides a wide range of game birds with suitable habitat, from rugged upland scrubland to lush wetlands filled...
NZ Game Bird Habitat Trust
The New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust, established under the 1953 Wildlife Act, exists primarily to improve New Zealand game...
Maimai’s status in Natural Wetlands under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020
FGNZ0707a Implementation of the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-FW) in August 2020 has affected game bird hunters by limiting...