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Conservation Week runs from November 1-9 and the theme for this year is “Discover the world where you live”. Today’s photo of the week is of people discovering the striking landforms at Puponga in Golden Bay.

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It’s National Volunteer Week (15-21 June 2014) and we want to honour all those who volunteer for conservation.

Today’s photo of the week is of volunteers tending to a pod of stranded pilot whales at Puponga on Farewell Spit.

Volunteers tend to stranded whales at Farewell Spit.  Photo courtesy of Project Jonah.

The photo is courtesy of the voluntary organisation Project Jonah New Zealand.

“Our strength comes from our volunteers; everyday Kiwis that give up their time to help marine mammals through our rescue, action and protection programs. Whether they’re picking up litter on beaches or getting hands on in rescuing stranded whales, they’re out there helping.” ~ Project Jonah

Find out about conservation opportunities for volunteers on the DOC website

– Volunteer with Project Jonah