Today is world oceans day. So I thought today would be a good day to explain how New Zealand is falling behind in marine conservation and how the Green Party would help catch us up.
Here is evidence that the National Government is not a champion of marine conservation:
Furthermore, the marine reserve that came into effect today, yeah, National initially declined it. It wasn’t until the Minister was taken to court and lost that the Government changed its mind.
But there is hope for our oceans. The Green Party has strong ocean’s policy that would protect our endangered marine mammals and keep our ocean healthy.
I have proposed that we create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Kermadec’s Islands which are north of New Zealand, but in waters that our Government is responsible for. This place has amazing wildlife worth protecting.