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Project Tongariro's mission is; Inspiring New Zealanders and international visitors to connect physically, emotionally and spiritually with Tongariro National Park and its surrounds. We aim to harness and connect like-minded people, work together to improve our place, create opportunities for others and share our knowledge and experience in conservation.
The Drayton Reserve Volunteers, a group of about 120 locals, started in April 2016 with the aim of working with the Council to return the Drayton Reserve to its original forest and other vegetative cover, for conservation, passive recreation and educational purposes, especially for the local community.
The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.
Founded in January 2001, Friends of Flora (FoF) is a community group that believes our native fauna must be preserved for future generations, and it is our responsibility to make it happen here and now.
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.
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.
The Summit Road Society was formed in 1948 to further Harry Ell's vision to protect Christchurch's Port Hills and to provide access for the public by the Summit Road and a network of walking tracks. The Society has provided volunteers since it was formed to work on tracks and reserves.
The Desert Road stretch of SH 1 running through the Central Plateau provides expansive vistas of three spectacular mountains as well as a unique mix of tussock and forest making the drive a truly memorable experience.