From iwi and hapū, scientists to stakeholders to environmental groups, councils and central government, the challenge works with many different groups and over 30 organizations throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand to co-develop knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Specifically, the Kāhui Māori ensures Vision Mātauranga and te Ao Māori principles are embedded across the research. EBM was selected as it is a holistic way used to successfully manage marine environments that aligns with Aotearoa, New Zealand values.
There are 250 researchers across 71 projects, who have co-created 309 tools and resources. These are used to help to assess impacts on marine ecosystems and associated resources, activities, values and cultural significance.
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