Projects in New Zealand

Banded, ringed or otherwise tagged wildlife icon

Banded, ringed or otherwise tagged wildlife

Many wildlife monitoring projects rely on tracking individual animals, this project is to simply group toge...
Banks Peninsula Tui Restoration icon

Banks Peninsula Tui Restoration

The Banks Peninsula Tui Restoration group translocated a total of 72 tui from Maud Island, Marlborough Soun...
Biodiversity of the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre icon

Biodiversity of the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre is a lodge in the Lewis Pass, Canterbury, right on the edge of ext...
Cape Sanctuary icon

Cape Sanctuary

To document the species of Cape Sanctuary, which is a wildlife restoration project established in 2006 by l...
Denniston Plateau, West Coast icon

Denniston Plateau, West Coast

The Denniston Plateau is situated east of Westport on the West Coast. Just south of the Stockton Plateau. ...
Ecol202: Backyard birds icon

Ecol202: Backyard birds

As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal ex...
Ecol202: Backyard mammal tracking icon

Ecol202: Backyard mammal tracking

As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal ex...
Ecol202: Backyard pitfall trap invertebrates icon

Ecol202: Backyard pitfall trap invertebrates

As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal ex...
Ecol202: Biodiversity Coast to Coast icon

Ecol202: Biodiversity Coast to Coast

Each year, Lincoln University's second year biological diversity class goes on a three-day "Biodiversity Co...
Ecol202: Great Canterbury Butterfly Hunt icon

Ecol202: Great Canterbury Butterfly Hunt

As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal ex...
Ecol302: Applied ecology in the Mackenzie Basin icon

Ecol302: Applied ecology in the Mackenzie Basin

Each year, Lincoln Univeristy's Ecol302 class (Applied Ecology and Conservation) ventures south to the Mack...
Enhancing the Halo icon

Enhancing the Halo

Wouldn’t it be cool if we became the Wildlife Capital of New Zealand? Over the past couple of decades th...
Ferns with Te Papa icon

Ferns with Te Papa

The DeCLASSIFIED! exhibition focuses on Te Papa’s recent science discoveries. Everyone can make discoveries...
Finding feather's folks icon

Finding feather's folks

So that we can create a species observation from the evidence of feathers left behind.
Hanging Culverts icon

Hanging Culverts

Hanging culverts in streams cause issues for fish migration. This project will keep an inventory of those w...
Hurunui Falcon Survey icon

Hurunui Falcon Survey

The aims of this project are two-fold. One is to make Hurunui residents more aware of the special wildlife ...
Invertebrates eating plants in New Zealand icon

Invertebrates eating plants in New Zealand

New Zealand plants are fed on by a large diversity of invertebrate herbivores, many specialised to feed on ...
Invertebrate surveys of Christchurch icon

Invertebrate surveys of Christchurch

This project collects together formal surveys of insects and other invertebrates in the wider Christchurch ...
Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury icon

Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury

Kaitorete Spit is a 25 km-long sand and gravel barrier between Lake Ellesmere/Waihora and the Pacific Ocean...
Kārearea NZ Falcon national count icon

Kārearea NZ Falcon national count

Kārearea, the New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) is the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New ...
Kaupapa Kererū: Banks Peninsula kereru community count icon

Kaupapa Kererū: Banks Peninsula kereru community count

Watch our video intro on YouTubeHelp us learn about kererū on Te Pataka o Rakaihautū/Banks Peninsula! Kaupa...
Locating plants to be measured on Banks Peninsula! icon

Locating plants to be measured on Banks Peninsula!

As part of a research project on the impact of non-native plants at the Bio-Protection Research Centre, I a...
Marine Metre Squared icon

Marine Metre Squared

The NZ Marine Studies Centre is encouraging communities to get involved in long term monitoring of the mari...
National Hoiho Yellow-eyed Penguin count icon

National Hoiho Yellow-eyed Penguin count

Hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, is thought to be the world's rarest penguin! Enter observations here! For...
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Neglected observations

A few observations, that cry out for identification, get lost in the wilderness. This project is to go whe...
NZ fantail phases icon

NZ fantail phases

New Zealand's fantails come in two colour schemes, the pied phase birds with their brown bodies and black a...
NZ Kea Count icon

NZ Kea Count

Kea numbers are dropping and they are now a Nationally Endangered species. Finding out how many are left an...
NZ_Only icon

NZ_Only

This is a test project for NZ users only
NZ Southern Islands icon

NZ Southern Islands

Natural History of NZ's southern shelf islands, excluding Macquarie Island; see adventures of Campbell Isla...
Ōtukaikino Reserve (DOC), Christchurch icon

Ōtukaikino Reserve (DOC), Christchurch

Department of Conservation reserve of c. 13 ha near Belfast, NW Christchurch. Freshwater wetland with na...
Phasmatodea icon

Phasmatodea

Plot the distribution of New Zealand stick insect (Phasmatodea)species
Plant pathogens in NZ icon

Plant pathogens in NZ

This is a project to share observations and knowledge of microbial diseases of plants. These can be native ...
Plants of Lincoln University icon

Plants of Lincoln University

University campus gardens are often rich in plant species from around the world. Lincoln University's well ...
Polhill Restoration Project icon

Polhill Restoration Project

To restore the dawn chorus to Brooklyn, Aro Valley and Highbury by controlling predators and through second...
Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project icon

Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project

To restore the area around Nikau Scenic Reserve to a sand plain forest. Lincoln University ecologists are c...
Quail Island/Otamahua, Lyttelton Harbour icon

Quail Island/Otamahua, Lyttelton Harbour

Since 1997 dedicated volunteers have worked to restore the native ecology of Otamahua or Quail Island. The ...
Rangitata weeds icon

Rangitata weeds

Broom sightings on the Potts River (and any other locations in the upper Rangitata.
Raranga sites icon

Raranga sites

To identify sites containing species suitable for Raranga. This includes kiekie, flax, pingao and oioi.
Seedlings in NZ icon

Seedlings in NZ

Plants may at times be represented in the field only by juvenile stages and so must be identified without t...
Shorebirds of Wellington region icon

Shorebirds of Wellington region

Record sightings of any native shorebirds observed around the coast of the Wellington region from 1 January...
Skulls and bones - New Zealand icon

Skulls and bones - New Zealand

This is a project to document skulls, bones, antlers, and teeth found in the wild in New Zealand. It is ...
Slime Mould icon

Slime Mould

TO SHARE OBSERVATIONS OF SLIME MOULD & TO EXCHANGE SPORES.... After watching the TED talk.. http://www.t...
Smacks Creek Riverbank Reserve icon

Smacks Creek Riverbank Reserve

This is a tiny little reserve with a stream running through it. It is maintained by the Christchurch City C...
Spiders with Te Papa icon

Spiders with Te Papa

The DeCLASSIFIED! exhibition focuses on Te Papa’s recent science discoveries. Everyone can make discoveries...
TBC Test icon

TBC Test

The establishment of this project (and the bulk upload facility of NatureWatch NZ) was supported by the T...
Temple Basin Natural History icon

Temple Basin Natural History

To particularly service the environmental education needs of students visiting the ski field lodge
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