Projects are a way to pool your observations with other people on NatureWatch NZ. Whether you're interested in starting a citizen science project or just keeping tabs on the birds in a nearby park with your local birding club, Projects are the way to go.

Recently active projects from New Zealand

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Pest Plants (weeds) of NZ icon

Pest Plants (weeds) of NZ

This project is a place to share your observations of old and new weeds in New Zealand. There's now about a...
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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...
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New Zealand Native Orchids

A project to group observations of native orchids using NatureWatch NZ, the online ID key and apps (www.lan...
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Mt Owen Marino Mountains

A place to gather all the natural history photos taken when caving, botanising, and tramping on the Marino...
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Spiders with Te Papa

This project was part of the DeCLASSIFIED! exhibition that focussed on Te Papa’s recent science discoveries...
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Mahakirau Forest Ecology

Mahakirau Forest Estate is situated on the crest of the Coromandel range comprising over 450 hectares of br...
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Whio Forever

Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation have partnered together in a five year programme to secur...
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Ferns in NZ

Add your ferns to this project, and we will attempt do identify them for you. To see which features of a...
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Recently created projects from New Zealand

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Oakley Creek - Basalt Rock Forest Habitat Development and Restoration Project icon

Oakley Creek - Basalt Rock Forest Habitat Development and Restoration Project

To record and monitor flora (native plants and weeds) and fauna (animals, birds and insects) during habitat...
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Whats in my Garden

To list, ID and record all of the plants in my garden :-) and the animals and insects who visit or live here
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ZEALANDIA BioBlitz 2017

ZEALANDIA Bio Blitz
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Michael Chainey SCIE211 Project VUW

I aim to locate and identify as many species as possible within an hour time period on the Mount Victoria T...
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Owaka Valley Wildlife

The purpose of this project is to find out what lifeforms exists in the Owaka Valley. There is a focus on s...
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New Zealand great white sharks

This project aims to build and share information on the distribution, habitat use and movements of great wh...
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Canterbury BOTSOC field trip to Te Pirita

The Canterbury Botanical Society visited 135 hectares of LINZ administered river bed near Te Pirita in Sept...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bugs in Lincoln

This project aims to make people more aware of the invertebrate (insects, spiders, etc) biodiversity that l...
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Canterbury BOTSOC field trip to Mt Pearce

An illustrated species list of the plants and animals in the covenants and Department of Conservation reser...
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