From kauri dieback to small mammal predators, from brown marmorated stink bug to Xylella, from kākāhi to kākā, the second Crazy & Ambitious symposium will cover them all.

Enjoy panel discussions, live Q&As, quick-fire updates on the science and research being done across the New Zealand’s Biological Heritage 18 Challenge Parties, plus hear from an inspiring line-up of environmental thought leaders who will paint their vision for the Aotearoa of the future.

Crazy & Ambitious 2 will be themed around the priorities in the new Strategy which sharpens the focus on achieving impacts in three areas: whakamana (empower); tiaki (protect); whakahou (restore). Impacts can be described as aspirational goals that will leave a legacy for New Zealand’s land- and freshwater-based ecosystems over a 20- to 30-year timeframe.

To ensure an integrated and collective approach to achieving these impacts, programmes of work are being jointly designed by Māori, communities, industry and end-user agencies.

Come along to Crazy & Ambitious 2 to join the discussion around questions including: How can science help achieve the Predator-Free 2050 goal? What’s the latest in freshwater restoration? How can we harness the power of collaboration and inspire every citizen to take action to protect our biological heritage?

Venue: Te Papa, Wellington

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