HOW TO CONTRIBUTE | BIODIVERSITY TOOL DEVELOPMENT
WHAT GOES INTO THE TOOL? [Completed: March 2018]
Farmers, growers, industry bodies, biodiversity managers, advisors and consultants were invited to take part in our biodiversity tool survey to tell us:
What kinds of biodiversity they are most interested in
Which farm management actions are most relevant to them
How they would prefer the data produced by the tool to be managed.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MANAGEMENT ACTIONS? [Judgement scoring completed: May 2018]
A panel of biodiversity experts:
Reviews the best-available scientific evidence about how farm management actions affect the priority biodiversity groups identified by stakeholders.
Evaluates each management action for its effectiveness at enhancing NZ biodiversity.
IS THE TOOL USEFUL AND EASY TO USE? [In progress]
Farmers, growers, industry bodies, biodiversity managers, advisors and consultants:
Test a prototype tool that will translate the management actions they do into a wildlife-friendliness score for each biodiversity group they are interested in
Provide feedback on the tool that is then used to improve the tool and determine how the data can be used to efficiently meet different reporting needs