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Thu 20.12.18 – Wellington

Zealandia Ecosanctuary – Perimeter Fence Maintenance by Conservation Volunteers

Come help out in Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary. The long term goal of Zealandia is to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area. 

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Fri 21.12.18 – Wellington

Key Native Ecosystems – Dune Restoration by Conservation Volunteers

An integral part of restoring key native ecosystems is the removal of pest plants. Dunelands close to settlements are vulnerable to colonisation by invasive weeds which stabilise the sand, and in doing so displace native species such as pïngao and spinifex/kawhangatara. Native dune vegetation is now less common, and natural dune and bank systems are usually found only in remote locations. Join us for a day of coastal conservation as we remove weed species before they produce seeds and spread.

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