Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland. Our website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.
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Piako Catchment Forum is a community led group in the heart of Matamata Piako and Hauraki Plains. The Forum is focused on the restoration of the Piako Catchment and its local communities. We are interested in developing and maintaining open communitcation, networking and education which supports the restoration and health of our whole catchment and communities.
Paekawakawa is home to many native birds and we aim to preserve and enhance the biodiversity to create a community Reserve that connects with the local network of green spaces, including the Tawatawa Reserve and Manawa Karioi.
Needles Eye is a small reserve on Birkenhead Point, Auckland. The small bay north-west of the point was known to locals from the early 20th century as Willow Bay. Needles Eye is an old pah site recorded as an archaeological site in the Auckland Unitary Plan. Needles Eye and Willow Bay are on the west side of Little Shoal Bay and adjacent to the old site of Clement Wragge's Waiata Tropical Gardens and Residence with various species of palm trees. The site is subject to wind erosion. A wide range of weed species are distributed over the reserve and adjacent land.
Our vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth | Kāore he wāhi i tua atu i a Aotearoa, hei wahi noho i te ao. Our vision means ensuring that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.
To do this, we organise our work around five outcomes:
Wild for Taranaki is the identity of the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust. The Taranaki Biodiversity Trust was established in 2015 by 19 groups and organisations involved in the protection of native plants, animals and ecosystems in Taranaki. The Trust's goals are to: Raise the profile of biodiversity in our community. Support the work already being done by individuals, community groups and organisations. Engage with all groups with an interest in protecting the environment of Taranaki. Encourage people to get involved. Foster collaboration. Develop new projects.
Establishment of protected area for native birds
Activities: Planting and pest control
Parties involved: Local landowners and residents
We are a group of local Mt Victorians who look after a patch of regenerating bush on the northern slope of Mt Victoria. We meet once a month for plant care, and during winter plant natives.
Last Sunday of every month at 10am meet at the map on Moeller meadow off Moeller-Palliser Road entrance to Mt Vic town belt. Let us know if you are coming
A highlight in the last year was getting some steps in the slippery slope by the gum tree and these have planted up well with our great wet summer of 2017. A much more user friendly place.
Volunteer group carrying out weed control (sweet brier lupins broom) once a month in the Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve spring to autumn; tall tussock restoration project involving seed collection and growing of tussocks with Otago Polytech to plant back into the reserve
We are New Zealand's lizard and frog experts dedicated to the research, conservation and AEEs of frogs and reptiles in New Zealand. We undertake:
lizard & frog surveys
- lizard & frog monitoring programmes
- lizard & frog AEE's / EIAs
- lizard & frog mitigation planning & activities
- conservation & scientific research
- translocations & follow-up population studies