Archives For Conservation Week

Thousands of New Zealand’s took up the challenge this Conservation Week and got involved in protecting our native flora, fauna, marine and freshwater spaces! From tree plantings to beach cleanups here is a small snapshot of what went on around the country last week.

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Conservation Week runs from 15 – 23 September. This week, help New Zealand’s biodiversity by completing a conservation activity at home. These actions don’t just make your garden look good they also help protect our native species from predators, provide sources of food for native birds and reduce harm to wildlife and plants beyond your own backyard.

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New Zealand’s wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk. These species include those that you may be familiar with, like the Māui dolphin and Kakapo, and those that are lesser well known including fungi, snails, insects, lizards and fish. All these species are part of what makes New Zealand unique.

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As Conservation Week approaches, Marine Science Advisor Laura shares tips for managing dogs near wildlife at the beach.

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We check in with the Oscar, Stanley and their family, who won our Conservation Week competition last year to experience Ulva/Te Wharawhara Island. Oscar and Stanley tell us about their family trip.

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Project Jonah recently visited Aotea/Great Barrier Island, giving locals the knowledge to help stranded cetaceans return to the ocean.

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Conservation Week is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we stop protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for our nature. Here are ways to turn Conservation Week into a conservation lifetime.

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