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This page provides up-to-date notices about ecological restoration in New Zealand.

Practical Field Botany

During eight consecutive days in summer, this intensive field course at the Cass field station in the Southern Alps prepares you for careers in field biology, ecology, conservation and taxonomy. You will learn how to document, identify, collect and preserve plants. BIOL305 complements other courses in the Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour theme and also provides a base for further training in plant taxonomy. The course uses examples from the montane and alpine flora of Canterbury, but...
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Bird Rescue 101 - Waiheke Island

Part day workshop 9th December (10am to 3pm) Cost is $80 A part-day workshop focusing on core skills for bird handling, care and rehabilitation. The main focus is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and a chance to practice vital skills...

Volunteer/Community working bee - Catchpool Campground, Wainuiomata

Department of Conservation Location: Catchpool Campground, Amenity Area and Education Centre Dates: Tuesday 27 th November 2018 And / Or Wednesday 28 th November 2018 And / Or Thursday 29 th November 2018 Time: 9am to 4pm each day BBQ lunch provided...

New Zealand Ecological Society conference

This year the New Zealand Ecological Society conference is in Wellington at Victoria University running from 26-29 th November, 2018. Anyone with a professional or amateur interest in ecology is welcome to attend. Full conference and single-day...

Volunteer/Community working bee - Catchpool Valley Visitor Center, Remutaka Forest Park

At : Catchpool Campground, Amenity Area and Education Centre Date: Saturday 27 th October 2018. Time: 9am to 4pm BBQ provided. The work is mostly painting buildings and floors in the Campground and Amenity Area, and a variety of maintenance work...

Wild Kiwi Family Day at Catchpool Valley Visitor Center, Remutaka Forest Park

Sunday 9 December | Everyone welcome Catchpool Valley Visitor Center, Remutaka Forest Park Celebrating 30 years of dedicated work in Remutaka Forest Park. Come and join us to celebrate from 10am, finishing at 2pm. The funds raised from the day will...

WWF funding rounds open 23 October to 18 November 2018

Go to the Community Funding page on the WWF website for instructions on how to apply for the Habitat Protection Fund or Environmental Education Action Fund. Get in touch with Innovation & Programme Coordinator, Becky Wilson if you have any...

Join the Introduction to Predator Trapping short course in New Plymouth and Wellington

The new ‘Introduction to Predator Trapping Methods’ workshop is starting to be rolled out in November. Begining with training in Taranaki 5 th - 6 th Nov and Wellington 8 th - 9 th Nov. This conservation workshop aims to provide an overview of New...

DOC Volunteering Team looking for ways to recognise volunteers

The DOC National Volunteering Team are looking for suggestions of creative new ways to acknowledge and express appreciation to volunteers who are contributing so much to conservation. They are keen to hear suggestions for potential ways of...

PestFeast is back - Wellington

16 SEPT & 23 SEPT | HARBOURSIDE MARKETS Pest Feast is back for another year! Wander down to the Harbourside Markets from 8.00am to 2.00pm and sample the wild food on offer to celebrate Conservation Week. This event is not to be missed! Find out...

Pest Detective now hosted by BioNet

Pest Detective, an online tool for identifying vertebrate pest field sign, is now hosted by Bionet.NZ. It features over 500 images of droppings, tracks, vegetation damage, kill sign and other clues of 30 pest species. Formerly developed and run by...

Kauri dieback consultation round two open now

The second round of consultation is open now. You have until 12 September 2018 to have your say. Come to one of the public meetings to talk, make a submission, or do both. There are three sections to this consultation. Section one: refreshed...

Great Kererū Count 2018 - 21st September to 30th September

https://www.greatkererucount.nz The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project. This project is all about you the community and the participation through citizen science. Each year the number of people participating in the Great...