Biocapacity Working Group

Biocapacity is the measure of the region's biological resources and its capacity to support its population.  Currently, the local population consumes far more resources than the region can provide. A portion of the vision for our town's future follows:

Towns’ contributions towards resource generation are scaled according to people’s Ecological Footprint and exceed its resource requirements in order to restore past resource degradation and achieve bioregional and towns’ long-term resilience.

For information or to become involved, contact Helle and Claudia Janssen: resourceinfo.mgmt at To reduce the number of emails assuring us that size does matter, we ask that you replace the "at" with the symbol "@" in the email address.

To see what's happening and what's being planned in Motueka, click the links below.

Fresh FM Podcasts Now Online  November 2008

Biocapacity Position Paper September 2008