Conservation Week (7-14 September)

Conservation week takes place this week and is New Zealand’s biggest green event.  It’s been running since 1969 and is coordinated by the Department of Conservation with input from a wide range of groups. Messages and themes reflect key conservation priorities and a range of activities and promotions have been arranged throughout New Zealand. The theme for 2008 is about getting out in your region to ‘Meet the Locals’.

Further information

Department of Conservation

Media roundup

TVNZ: Conservation week activities

Newstalk ZB: Conservation Week starts today

Dominion Post: Celebrate Conservation Week in Wairarapa

Herald: Wonderland for bush walkers

Herald: Farmers milk more with Raglan project
TV3: Scientist warns whitebait under threat

Scoop: Celebrate Conservation Week at Wellington Zoo

Scoop: Godwits in time for Conservation Week

To speak to an expert on conservation, contact the Science Media Centre on 04 499 5476 or