Protection of landscape, natural waterways, marine habitats and their associated indigenous species to prevent exploitation, destruction or neglect and to ensure their continued enjoyment by present and future New Zealanders
EXCLUDES: Developing district and regional plans - see 'Rulemaking, Developing delegated legislation'. For control of pests and diseases see 'Protecting, Border control, Excluding unwanted organisms' or, if pests and diseases have already entered the country and become established see 'Protecting, Controlling unwanted organisms'. For control of trade in endangered species (inwards and outwards) see 'Upholding the rules, Monitoring compliance''. See also 'Upholding the rules' for applying due process to suspected smuggling of animals and plants.