100 NZ community groups registeredAugust 2012
Just three months after its official launch, Nature Space has 100 registered community groups from around New Zealand.
Nature Space, a New Zealand based website, is a useful tool for people working on and interested in ecological restoration.
It provides access to restoration resources, details of community projects, and data storage.
Since the website launch in April new groups have been steadily joining and the multi-agency Nature Space team have been adding feature stories and restoration information. “We’re delighted at the way Nature Space is growing and now there’s a good spread of groups from around the country,” says spokesperson, Matt Barnett. Sought by conservation volunteers who are increasingly seeking online support, the website allows groups and individuals to promote their efforts, and connect with others who are interested in restoration. Groups and individuals add and edit their own information and it’s their participation that keeps Nature Space fresh with current conservation news and events. “For new members interested in conservation work, it is a fantastic resource for seeing what impact groups across the region are having,” says Karl Yager of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Supporters. Graeme Lyon of Friends of Petone Beach encourages other groups to join Nature Space, saying “it’s easy to use and I feel that it’s a useful storage and advertising place.” To find out more about the website and how community groups in your region could get involved please visit www.naturespace.org.nz or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further informationNature Space is an independent website supported by the Department of Conservation, World Wildlife Fund, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, and local government agencies of the lower North Island.Nature Space was officially launched on April 26, 2012. The 100 Nature Space groups have cumulatively:
- gathered 13,778 group members
- put 596,800 plants in the ground
- killed 6,871 possums
- killed 2,221 stoats
For more information please contact: Matt Barnett, email@example.com, 04 470 8433 or 021 1206012