Watchdog petition: moratorium on minerals permits on conservation land
Coromandel Watchdog needs urgent support for its petition calling for an immediate moratorium on minerals permits on Conservation Land. You are encouraged to sign it too and to help pass it around.
When the then new Labour-NZ First Coalition government announced its policies in late 2017 in the Speech from the Throne, it said that there would be “no new mines on conservation land”. Labour has yet to re-affirm its policy.
Conservation Stewardship land is most at risk as it is conservation land which hasn’t been given its conservation classification. Much of it has very high conservation values, including some areas in World Heritage areas, significant parts of the Coromandel Peninsula, and other precious areas.