Common and German wasps are having a massive negative impact in Aotearoa. In Te Tauihu especially, we have the highest recorded numbers anywhere in the world. It is our luscious honeydew-producing beech forests that attract the wasps in their droves.
To help inform and support conservation and restoration efforts, the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance is developing measures of ecosystem health, which encompass iwi and cultural values, and social and economic wellbeing.
The Alliance's vision is for our extraordinary natural heritage to be flourishing, and for people to live, care for, and benefit from the environment.