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PAN-NZ Review 

Protected Areas Network of New Zealand PAN-NZ was developed by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (MWLR) to aggregate and combine a series of distinct legally protected areas into a single mapping layer. By 2023, this map was out of date and incomplete, making it unsuitable for policy and regulatory purposes.


To address this, the Ministry for the Environment commissioned two reports. Firstly, by analysing the current state of PAN-NZ data and identifying any gaps or inconsistencies (report 1), and secondly, by workshopping use-cases and future direction (report 2). 

These reports are now available via the Ministry for the Environment website (links below)

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