Projects in New Zealand

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Animal footprints in NZ

A project to collect photos of footprints of New Zealand animals, to help us all figure out how to identify...
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Ayrlies Garden

Ayrlies is a seasonal garden where the owner has been challenged to have some plant at its best every week ...
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Ayrlies Wetlands

This project records species observed following the construction of the 35-acre (14-hectare) wetlands at Ay...
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 Track icon

Banks Peninsula Track

The Banks Peninsula Track is a spectacular 35 kilometre tramping track on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. The...
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...
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Biodiversity in Plantations

New Zealand was historically a forested landscape, however, today, less than 30% of NZ’s land retains fores...
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...
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Cape Sanctuary

To document the species of Cape Sanctuary, which is a wildlife restoration project established in 2006 by l...
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Cape to City

Historically conservation efforts have been focused on protecting areas of high conservation value, however...
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CASC Gardens

Plants cultivated in the Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre (CASC) grounds at Lincoln. 
 
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CoastBlitz

CoastBlitz is a BioBlitz on the coast. It aims to explore and document what lives there! 
 
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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 "Biodiversi...
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...
Ecol293 Field Ecology Methods: Ohinetahi Reserve icon

Ecol293 Field Ecology Methods: Ohinetahi Reserve

Lincoln University's Ecol293, Field Ecology Methods, is an undergraduate course giving students experience ...
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 de...
Fernglen Native Plant Gardens icon

Fernglen Native Plant Gardens

Fernglen is devoted to the growing and preservation of New Zealand native plants. This project records cult...
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.
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Hanging Culverts

Hanging culverts in streams cause issues for fish migration. This project will keep an inventory of those w...
H.E. Hart Arboretum icon

H.E. Hart Arboretum

The Hart Arboretum in Lake Coleridge Village was created by Harry Hart, Superintendent at the Lake Coleridg...
Hoiho Yellow-eyed Penguin national count icon

Hoiho Yellow-eyed Penguin national count

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

This project covers all records of living organisms (animals and algae) in the coastal zone between low and...
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...
Kakariki & Totara in Wellington icon

Kakariki & Totara in Wellington

Since its founding, ZEALANDIA, formerly the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, has been working tirelessly to reint...
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...
Lake Forsyth/Wairewa, Banks Peninsula icon

Lake Forsyth/Wairewa, Banks Peninsula

Shallow, eutrophic lake between Birdlings Flat and Little River, which provides important habitat for many ...
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 NZ Flax Collection, Lincoln icon

National NZ Flax Collection, Lincoln

A living collection of traditional weaving varieties of harakeke (NZ flax, Phormium spp.) growing at Landca...
Natural marine incursions from warmer waters icon

Natural marine incursions from warmer waters

Several tropical and sub-tropical marine fishes and invertebrates find their way to New Zealand from time t...
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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...
New Zealand Native Orchids icon

New Zealand Native Orchids

A project to group observations of native orchids using NatureWatchNZ, the online ID key at Landcare Resear...
NZ Butterflies and their caterpillars icon

NZ Butterflies and their caterpillars

This is a project to share and learn about the butterflies of New Zealand (all butterflies and their caterp...
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 Moths and their caterpillars icon

NZ Moths and their caterpillars

If New Zealand butterflies can have their own Project, NZ moths should have a bigger one! After all, this i...
NZ_Only icon

NZ_Only

This is a test project for NZ users only
NZ pigeon display flights icon

NZ pigeon display flights

New Zealand pigeon (aka kererū or kukupa) perform conspicuous display flights during their breeding season ...
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