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:
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
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:
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.