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Department of Conservation Job Cuts w/ Group Manager Conservation Advocacy and Communications at Forest and Bird, Richard Capie: 16th April, 2024.

Department of Conservation Job Cuts w/ Group Manager Conservation Advocacy and Communications at Forest and Bird, Richard Capie: 16th April, 2024.

Department of Conservation Job Cuts w/ Group Manager Conservation Advocacy and Communications at Forest and Bird, Richard Capie: 16th April, 2024. , 23.91 MB
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Last week, it was announced that 130 jobs at the Department of Conservation will be cut in a proposed restructure. 

These are among the almost 2000 public service job cuts being made to meet the Finance Minister's cost-cutting target of a 6.5 percent reduction in spending.

Additionally, the cuts at DOC were announced the same day as the release of the Our Land 2024 report on Aotearoa’s natural ecosystems and landscapes. 

Producer Sofia Roger Williams spoke to Group Manager of Conservation Advocacy and Communications at Forest and Bird, Richard Capie, about the impacts and significance of these cuts on the environment and the economy, in light of the Fast Track legislation, Our Land 2024, and the cuts to other departments contributing to the protection of Aotearoa’s environment