Conservation Week is a nationwide celebration of Kiwis pitching in to help our native plants and animals and this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Nature needs us
New Zealand’s wildlife is still in crisis with more than 4,000 of our native animals and plants threatened or at risk. Conservation Week is a chance to bring everyone together to do something, big or small to create change.
Every year Conservation Week sees thousands of New Zealanders getting involved through doing conservation activities at home or attending one of many events hosted across the country. Creating change can be big or small, when we pull together, we can make a big difference.
How to get involved
You can make a difference starting in your own backyard! There are events organised across the country, providing opportunities to join in, get active and show your love for our nature.
If you are part of a community group, council, business, or any organisation that wants to do their bit for nature, think about running your own event or activity for Conservation Week. The Department of Conservation has ideas and resources available to help you out, to list your event or to find out more, go here.
Explore the range of events DOC, local businesses and community groups here and remember more are being added all the time
For further information: www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/conservation-week
For more on conservation check out the Hubs topic – remember you can use the filters at the top, for example to see just activities or the range of citizen science projects.
We also have collections of useful resources from the Science Learning Hub and others in our Pinterest boards:
Read about the history of Conservation week in this article on the Department of Conservation’s website.