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Vote for a better future for people and planet.

Vote for Nature

Right now, we are coming together to respond to Covid-19. In the future, we will need a recovery that protects what matters most: people and planet. You can be a voice for nature during 2020.

Vote for Nature

Why vote for nature?

In Aotearoa, our way of life depends on the health of our environment. We love nature and want to protect it, but our environment has reached breaking point.  

As we work together to overcome Covid-19, we need to focus on a recovery that protects what matters most. Investing in conservation works for people and the planet. You can help restore our amazing natural world by voting for nature.

We need nature, and right now nature needs you. 

What you can do today.

To get Parties to act, you’ll need to tell them you’ll be voting for nature. Here’s how to use your voice:  

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We need nature and nature needs you to protect it. 

Write to party leaders. Use our website to send a quick letter to party leaders telling them you’ll be voting for nature this year.   

Meet your local candidates. - If you’re attending election meetings check out the questions we’ve prepared for your local candidates. 

Inform your vote. To help you vote for nature:

  • Forest & Bird has published party responses to key environmental issues
  • Forest & Bird Youth developed detailed scorecards
  • Forest & Bird has drafted Policies for Recovery, a practical three-year plan for the next Parliament.  

How to vote for nature in 2020! 

Forest & Bird Youth scorecards

A voter scorecard for environment issues: Labour C, National D, Green party A-, TOP B

Forest & Bird Youth have developed and delivered scorecards to give people, especially rangatahi, a clearer picture on how to vote for nature this election. Click here to see them all and read the methodology behind their scoring. 

Here’s a summary of what Forest & Bird is looking for from all political parties:  

2020 Election Policy table
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Read and download Policies for Recovery.

If implemented by the next Government, these policies will bring fresh hope for nature and set our economy on a genuinely sustainable course. 

We’ve already achieved so much, but there is much more to do. Help make it happen; vote for nature.  

Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.