Carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) conservation in New Zealand

  • C. A. McGuinness


An overview of carabid beetles in the New Zealand conservation context is provided. Processes for threatened species recovery within the New Zealand Department of Conservation are outlined, and the Department’s two major beetle-related recovery documents (The Conservation Requirements for New Zealand’s Nationally Threatened Invertebrates, and The Carabid Beetle Recovery Plan) are discussed. A subjective consideration of the merits and drawbacks of both the documents, and the systems that support them, is presented, along with an option for the way forward for threatened species conservation in New Zealand.


Mecodema Megadromus Predators Recovery plans Introduced vertebrates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. McGuinness
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ConservationThreatened Species SectionWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Ministry of Agriculture and ForestryBiosecurity New ZealandWellingtonNew Zealand

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