Introduction

Conservation Week is an opportunity for you to take part and show your support for conservation.

Highlights

We'd love you to get involved with Conservation Week. You could promote Conservation Week through your network, do a conservation activity as a group, or run your own Conservation Week event or competition.

Spread the word

Use our web banners and posters or create your own from one of our templates, and help spread the word.  

Connect to the campaign via social media

Social media plays an important part in Conservation Week.

Our Conservation blog runs a series of posts during the week, and we showcase what others are doing and sharing online.

You can support Conservation on your own channels.

  • Use hashtag #ConservationWeek.
  • Tag us using @docgovtnz in your content.
  • Encourage your followers to get on board and show New Zealand some love! 

Read stories on our blog

  • Celebrating Conservation Week around the country
    26 September 2018
    Thousands of New Zealand's took up the challenge this Conservation Week and got involved in protecting our native flora, fauna, marine and freshwater spaces! From tree plantings to beach cleanups here is a small snapshot of what went on around the country last week.
  • The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters
    16 September 2018
    Conservation Week runs from 15 – 23 September. This week, help New Zealand’s biodiversity by completing a conservation activity at home. These actions don’t just make your garden look good they also help protect our native species from predators, provide sources of food for native birds and reduce harm to wildlife and plants beyond your own backyard.
  • This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help
    14 September 2018
    New Zealand’s wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk. These species include those that you may be familiar with, like the Māui dolphin and Kakapo, and those that are lesser well known including fungi, snails, insects, lizards and fish. All these species are part of what makes New Zealand unique.
  • Dogs at beaches: Be a best friend with wildlife
    11 September 2018
    As Conservation Week approaches, Marine Science Advisor Laura shares tips for managing dogs near wildlife at the beach.

Contact

Let us know how you would like to be involved in Conservation Week.

Email: conservationweek@doc.govt.nz 

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