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About Us

Where it began

Nature Space is a collaborative project that grew out of Restoration Day, an annual Wellington event that started in 1995. The website is designed to support community restoration efforts and provide a one-stop-shop to access information and resources. The development of the site was driven by community groups who identified that they wanted one website where they could source and share information in a simple easy format, as well as keep up to date with current conservation information and best practice. Nature Space went live in 2012.                 

Where we are at

Nature Space operates independently from any one organisation. It has a Governance Board consisting of representatives from DOC, Combined Regional Councils Biodiversity Managers Forum and Conservation NGO’s.

Future Vision

Although Nature Space started in the Wellington region it now has a strongly national focus. We want to continue to support the work of the community sector by providing the most relevant and current information available on ecological restoration in NZ. At the same time development of the site continues with our website developer and their awareness of IT developments and opportunities.

We want to capture the work of the many thousands of groups around the country who are making a difference to conservation. By creating a national picture of community conservation efforts, the sector can be more effectively advocated for, and research and collaboration facilitated.

If you wish to Support Us

If you are able to provide financial support or technical advice to make Nature Space even better we would love to hear from you, please contact us at [email protected].


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