Christchurch has a unique biodiversity with a diverse range of natural areas, including the Port Hills, beaches and coastal areas, tussock grasslands, parks, waterways and wetlands.

CCC Environment

There is a growing awareness of the need to maintain our biodiversity, and we have an active programme of protection and restoration to address this need.

In the Biodiversity Strategy the Council has set about to protect, maintain and restore our natural environment with the help of organisations, groups and individuals ensuring our environment and natural resources are here not only for us but for our children and future generations.