Tūī, jewelled gecko and tree weta are all locally extinct from Christchurch city, but imagine if you could see them in your backyard!
Christchurch has a unique opportunity to reinvent itself as a green city and you can be a part of it.
Catch a glimpse of what the city could look like with the Imagine app on your smartphone or tablet.
Free download here
Bring these scenes to life with the Imagine app
About this project
This imaginative app brings three creatures to life on your screen – tūī, jewelled gecko and tree weta.
While they are locally extinct from Christchurch city, on nearby Banks Peninsula, trusts, landowners, community groups and organisations are all working to restore their habitat.
Tuī, gecko and weta represent what could be, if conservation was in the consciousness of all urban New Zealanders.
Imagine if they did such a good job, you could see them in your backyard too!
It starts right here. Share, wonder and think – what could I do? What might be possible if we all worked together?
- Attract birds to your garden
- Backyard biodiversity on the Environment Canterbury website
- Tuī sightings: iNaturalist NZ – Mātaki Taiao website