3 December 2013
Nature Space clocks 200
The number of community restoration
groups registered with the Nature Space website has doubled
in the last year. The site allows individuals and groups
undertaking ecological restoration to promote projects,
record data, and access advice and
‘Membership on the Nature Space website has
grown to 200 restoration groups representing 26,306
individuals,’ said DOC Nature Space spokesperson Angus
‘The amazing work carried out by
these groups and individuals is making enormous gains for
conservation around the country. The group data snapshot on
the website shows 1.3 million plants have gone in the ground
and thousands of animal pests have been killed.’
groups and individuals represented on the site are involved
in ecological restoration projects across the country, from
the Whakaangi Landcare Trust in the Far North to the Stewart
Island Rakiura Community Environment Trust.
grew out of a need identified by the conservation community
to have a one-stop-shop to access resources and share
information about ecological restoration in New Zealand. It
is an independent initiative, supported by a collective
group of agencies, councils, non-government organisations
and community trusts.
Whether you are an individual
landowner re-planting a wetland or a group running a
predator control programme, the Resource Centre provides
access to useful advice and guidance. The information
available covers a range of topics such as restoration
techniques, health and safety guidelines, funding
opportunities and training resources.
There are many
ways to use and be involved in Nature Space, for more
information visit naturespace.org.nz.
Nature Space was officially launched on April 26, 2012.
Nature Space is an independent initiative, with funding
and oversight provided by a steering committee of
representatives from WWF, QEII Trust, Horizons Regional
Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Wellington City
Council, Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington
Regional Council, Auckland Council and Landcare Trust.
Additional financial and technical support is provided by
others including Hutt City Council, Kapiti Coast District
Council and Landcare