The Waikato Biodiversity Forum is a partnership between research and management agencies, iwi groups, private landowners, communities and projects in relation to native biodiversity in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It is a voluntary organisation which operates independently of these management agencies through funding grants. The Forum believes that no one agency, sector or element of society has all the answers to the biodiversity issues we face nationally and in the region. The Forum speaks on behalf of biodiversity. However it does not necessarily reflect the views of all Forum members on every biodiversity issue.