Do you want to be the next great kiwi innovator and win $25,000?

Do you want to be the next great kiwi innovator and win $25,000 to make your idea a reality?

Do you have an idea that could be a game changer for New Zealand's voluntary conservation army, and our precious wildlife?

Yes? Then get your ideas ready now, because the WWF Conservation Innovation Awards 2016 are nearly here!

We’ve created a new crowdsourcing website that allows people to get feedback and refine their ideas over a three week period. Enter early to take advantage of the power of the crowd. Great things can happen when people get together! 

Enter via our online Conservation Innovation Hub between 26 September and 14 October 2016

Be inspired by the success stories of previous winners on the WWF New Zealand website

“The WWF Conservation Innovation Awards has allowed me to buy the hardware I needed to develop Trap Minder. Without it, I would still be pitching it, not developing it.” 2014 winner Gian Badraun

"The award from WWF has been a real boost for the CatchIT project.  It is an endorsement that has encouraged new users to join, widened our networks, and helped us to secure ongoing funding." Rachel Fewster, Auckland University

Otago Science wananga May 2012 with text "Could you help shape the future of conservation?"Uawanui Project
A winner in 2015 this iwi-led project is bringing innovation into the community by integrating conservation efforts alongside economic, social and cultural development and education. 

“A huge thanks to WWF for providing this award and helping us bring innovation to the Uawanui Project. One of the key innovations being used at the moment is to develop environmental champions through integration of the Uawanui Project into the school curriculum.” Peter Hanford on behalf the Uawanui Project 

If you are involved in community conservation in New Zealand we want to hear from you too. As well as new ideas we want to generate conversation and feedback from the people on the frontline of conservation. Please get online and let us know how the innovative ideas submitted could help your project.
 
"The Conservation Innovation Awards are a great way of sharing ideas for conservation around New Zealand and building a community of conservation innovators." Rachel Fewster, Auckland University

Please share this notice with your networks and print out a poster for your workplace. We want to get everyone talking about conservation innovation! 

For more information, go to the WWF New Zealand website or email Community Conservation Coordinator, Becky Wilson at [email protected]