Why do national park plans favour development over protection – Nicky Snoyink for Forest & Bird

A draft plan for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park tries to 'balance' increased commercial tourism development against preservation, but Nicky Snoyink argues that this is wrong, because the park's 
capacity is limited.

OPINION: As tourism numbers grow, New Zealand’s national parks are coming under siege. Car parks are bulging, helicopters are buzzing, and developers are taking note.

Submissions on two National Park Plans due  4 February  2019.

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