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...
Coastal Sand Dunes and Salt Marsh, Banks and Cliffs icon

Coastal Sand Dunes and Salt Marsh, Banks and Cliffs

This includes coastal sand hills (beyond the strand line or upper tide line - usually where there is some e...
What's up with our poroporo? icon

What's up with our poroporo?

New Zealand has two shrubby (arborescent) poroporo, S. aviculare and S. laciniatum. Both were formerly wide...
NZ Fur Seal Monitoring icon

NZ Fur Seal Monitoring

We need your help to find out more about New Zealand fur seal/ Kekeno. Enter your observations here and rem...
Wellington's old man's beard sightings icon

Wellington's old man's beard sightings

Old man's beard is a wide spread weed in Wellington. In order to determine priority areas for control it w...
Lichens of NZ icon

Lichens of NZ

To concentrate pix of lichens so that those sent to NatureWatch are more easily accessible to all observers.
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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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Taputeranga Marine Reserve icon

Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Provide ongoing documentation of the marine life at Taputeranga Marine Reserve. This project seeks to provi...
BioBlitz Pukeiti Rainforest icon

BioBlitz Pukeiti Rainforest

Pukeiti is a 360 hectare Taranaki Regional Council owned and administered reserve, consisting almost entire...
Pest Free Kaipatiki Weed Control Campaign (Beta Testing) icon

Pest Free Kaipatiki Weed Control Campaign (Beta Testing)

The 2018 Pest Free Kaipatiki Pest Weed Control Campaign aims to focus on the "Dirty Duo" of Moth Plant and ...
Taylor River, Blenheim bioblitz icon

Taylor River, Blenheim bioblitz

For a science class to identify the species present in their local river and surrounds
Fiordland Marine Mammal Sightings icon

Fiordland Marine Mammal Sightings

Fiordland is a remote area in which many marine mammal species occur, including bottlenose, dusky and commo...
Canterbury BOTSOC field trip to Ohuriawa Waipara Gorge conservation areas icon

Canterbury BOTSOC field trip to Ohuriawa Waipara Gorge conservation areas

In December 2017 Canterbury BOTSOC visited the 20 hectare Waipara Gorge conservation area. It lies along...
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PCaN North Island Sites

Our plantings research is addressing the demand for new information on best practice in urban ecological re...
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Wild about Te Atatu

Te Atatu Peninsula is flanked by the Whau River to the East, Henderson Creek to the West and surrounded by ...
Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve icon

Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve

The purpose of this project is to provide an accessible ongoing record of all forms of life occurring in Te...
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