Forest & Bird’s network of volunteers around New Zealand is the driving force behind many of our local and regional campaigns, hands-on conservation projects and field studies.
Volunteers are the life-blood of our organisation, clocking up an estimated 864,000 hours each year helping out on a variety of tasks that contribute to enhanced protection of our native plants, animals and habitats.
- Building and maintaining tracks
- Eradicating noxious weeds
- Planting trees and other native plants
- Monitoring bird populations
- Pest control (trapping and bait lines)
- Co-ordinating activities for our children’s club (KCC)
- Building and distributing nesting boxes for little blue penguins
- Helping undertake translocations of endangered species
- Making submissions to local and regional government on conservation issues
- Taking part in local events such as Conservation Week activities
- Holding beach clean-up days