We’re counting down to the start of our Conservation Week 2010 celebrations from 12-19 September. Conservation Week is an advocacy campaign that we run in partnership with TVNZ 6 and it’s all about showing New Zealand how much you love it by learning about our special places and wildlife, and taking part in activities and events throughout the country.
To help spread the word we created 2 posters. We needed some good images to make them stand out so we grabbed a photographer, rounded up some DOC staff and friends to be our models and set out to stage a beach clean-up and planting – 2 easy things you can do to show Aotearoa you love it. Here’s how it all went down at the beach clean-up photo shoot…
Our wildlife, natural areas and the places that are part of our history are really special. From them we get places to enjoy, to have adventures and find solitude. But more than that they give us the things we need to be healthy and to live well like fresh water to drink, clean air to breathe and healthy soils to grow our food. They’re also an important part of what makes us who we are as Kiwis and what makes our country so unique.