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Letter to MfE and DOC regarding the health of Otago's deep-water alpine lakes

29 November 2023

Lake Wānaka; Richard Lin, Unsplash

The Commissioner has written to the Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation outlining his concerns about their limited engagement with community groups in their work towards the conservation and management of Otago’s deep-water alpine lakes.

In the absence of commitment and support from government agencies there are concerns for ongoing funding for community groups working in the area.

The Commissioner recommends MfE and DOC consider joining the Otago Deep Lakes Management Working Group and the Otago Inland Deep Lakes Technical Advisory Group, and support community groups in their quest for funding.

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    Letter to MfE and DOC re health of Otago deep-water alpine lakes (PDF 209 KB)