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

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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New Zealand Native Orchids

A project to group observations of native orchids in the wild using NatureWatch NZ, the online ID key and a...
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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...
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Alpine-Subalpine Environments

This is for non-forest environment above or near natural tree line. Where forest has been lost, many alpine...
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Kereru Discovery

The Kererū Discovery is a conservation project focusing on the kererū - New Zealand’s iconic native pigeo...
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Ecol202 Biodiversity Coast-to-Coast 2015 and later

Each year, Lincoln University's second year biological diversity class goes on a three-day "Biodiversity Co...
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NZ Fur Seal Monitoring

We need your help to find out more about New Zealand fur seal/ Kekeno. Enter your observations here and rem...
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The Dirty Dozen

This project promoted the Department of Conservation's (DOC's) Dirty Dozen initiatives in 2016 and 2017 as ...
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Endemic Spiders of New Zealand

All are welcome! This project aims to record as many endemic species of spider as possible.
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Recently created projects from New Zealand

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Collection locations

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Chatham Island Group

This project documents observations of both exotic and indigenous flora and fauna of the terrestrial and ma...
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NZ Plant Phenology

This a project to encourage everyone in New Zealand to add phenology fields to your plant observations. ...
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Ranfurly Bay Scenic Reserve

listing and naming anything that lives and breathes in this area :)
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Spartina invasions

This project will help with detecting Spartina invasions for weed control Spartina (commonly known as co...
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BioBlitz Bell Block Kaitiaki

This project has been set up for the Kaitiaki Group at Puketapu School. The aim is to record species found ...
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RNZ Nights for Nature

Provide a conduit between RNZ and its audience for talking about nature. Nature here is the inhabitants ...
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Bush City bioblitz

How many insects, birds, fungi, and plants are now living in Te Papa's Bush City? We know what species wer...
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