Conservation Volunteers New Zealand works to conserve, rehabilitate, and manage land. This includes land owned by the community such as parks and reserves. We have a wide range of conservation strategies, and rely on the power of volunteers to make our work possible. The conservation work done to protect natural areas improves ecosystem function, supports land managers, and provides access for people to enjoy and appreciate nature.
We believe Aotearoa’s special places should be enjoyed by everyone, which is why we work in partnership with parks and sanctuaries across New Zealand to help protect these precious natural places and their inhabitants.
Projects may include track construction and maintenance, interpretive signage, fencing, weed and pest control, revegetation activities, and other practical actions in line with park management plans. Our teams also carry out wildlife surveys and support specialised species programs such as captive breeding programs, radio tracking, and species release activities.