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Conservation Week 2019

Conservation Week | 14 – 22 September 2019

Join DOC to celebrate 50 years of Conservation Week!

It has been 50 years since Conservation Week was started by Scouts NZ in 1969. With more than 4,000 species threatened or at risk, nature needs us to take action now. There are many ways for schools to take part, either through conservation activities or by attending an event near you.

  • Take part in the 50 Things competition by telling DOC what you like doing in nature
  • Go on a Kiwi Guardians adventure
  • Have your say on the New Zealand Biodiversity Plan by visiting The Hive
  • Check out the four posters created for this year’s Conservation Week: te kawakawa, te mokomoko (gecko), te kapokapowai (dragonfly) me te wheke (octopus).

In Marlborough:

DOC, Picton Dawn Chorus & Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary are running a Top of the South Trapping Workshop on Sunday 22 September.

Join DOC staff and NZ Birds experts on a NZ Bird Atlas Bird Safari at the Wairau Lagoons on Sunday 15 September.

Hear how Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and Picton Dawn Chorus are working together to bring back the bush and the birds in the Picton area.  Both groups won awards at the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards: this field day event at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday 14 September will celebrate that.

The Rubbish Trip is visiting Picton on Saturday 21 September and Blenheim on Sunday 22 September with their talk about Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach.

Join in with NZ’s biggest citizen science project: The Great Kererū Count.

Take part in the Neighbourhood Nature Nosey.  To get involved, make as many observations as you can using iNaturalist NZ – Mātaki Taiao and make Te Tau Ihu New Zealand’s nosiest.