WWF's Conservation Innovation Awards

Closed

WWF Conservation Innovation Awards 2017

47
1188
836
1089

New Zealand's environment is in crisis, so business as usual isn't an option. WWF-New Zealand wants transformational ideas that will change the game for conservation.

“The Conservation Innovation Awards celebrate Kiwi innovators whose bright ideas look set to make a real difference in the fight to protect our precious ecosystems and native species,” Livia Esterhazy, Chief Executive Officer WWF-New Zealand “If you’re an innovator, an inventor or a creator, we want to hear from YOU!”

Enter your big, bold ideas into the 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards, which will be open from 25 September to 15 October.

More >

 

Filters

Milestones

Challenge Themes

  • No themes added yet

Tags

Tags

View More

Status Labels

Status Labels

Top Contributors

  1. Jennifer Mcguire
    571 pts
  2. Jordan Munn
    557 pts
  3. Nigel Binks
    521 pts
  4. Hannah Smith
    476 pts
  5. Gerald Dickinson
    406 pts

View leaderboard

Sort by

Create rooftop biodiversity hotspots in urban environments around New Zealand in order to bridge the gap between cities and nature. City rooftops would be a particularly good choice for the hotspots as they are a naturally isolated areas and so they can be kept predator free with the right management. And then these protected rooftops can be used to create habitats for our native species that will provide islands of refuge for them in urban environments.

Chris Fink
by Chris Fink
Comments 9
Chris Fink
Idea thumbnail

80% of the two million hectares of land remaining in Māori ownership is considered marginal or unsuitable for modern farming and in many places is severely erosion prone. Over the past 30 years large tracts of this land have been converted to plantation forest mono-cropping pinus radiata.  An opportunity exists to establish a cooperative model of carbon farming native species that will regenerate indigenous biodiversity, sequester large volumes of carbon and create both employment and...

Manu Caddie
by Manu Caddie
Comments 15
Manu Caddie
Idea thumbnail

We want to give every primary school child in Whanganui (and beyond!?!) access to nature immersion education (forest schooling)- while also developing a model for primary schools across NZ to follow to include forest schooling in their curriculum. This unique program will be a partnership between a small community group and primary schools that will allow children to experience being in nature in a way many of them have never been. We will provide each class with regular forest school...

Dani Lebo
by Dani Lebo
Comments 11
Dani Lebo
Idea thumbnail

A new design from an old concept . We took an idea of a snare which has been used successfully for centuries and given it a modern trigger system plus a host of new ideas to get around problems encountered with other similar traps

Neil Foster
by Neil Foster
7 Votes
Voting is not open
Comments 1
Neil Foster
Idea thumbnail

A mobile and web browser app that turns spotting, identifying and removing environmental weeds into a fun, engaging game. Whether you’re young or old, a weed novice or weeding expert, a conservation coordinator or simply a person who enjoys walking in the bush, this game app is for you. Spot an environmental weed?…gain points at the push of a button on your mobile phone - marking it on a map. Confirm the existence of a weed or help others to identify weeds they’ve discovered and gain...

Dan Ducker
by Dan Ducker
Comments 24
Dan Ducker
Idea thumbnail

Te Rarawa Noho Taiao is a marae based experience aimed at providing opportunities for young Iwi members to engage with the Taiao (environment). It will expose them to Iwi environmental issues and leaders and lift their understanding of kaitiakitanga (hapū guardianship). It links them to the environmental practices of their tupuna (ancestors) Run by a collective of Iwi volunteers, including teachers, environmentalists, scientists, and local experts (hau kainga) the noho aims to excite...

Paul White
by Paul White
Comments 12
Paul White

I have made a submission for funding to collect, grow and propagate the native forget-me-nots Myosotis spp. Of 54 species world wide, 34 occur in New Zealand.  At least two are extinct ( M.laingii and traversii var cinerascens )and a new species (not yet named) was found in December 2016. Seven are known to be critical, five endangered and one vulnerable. Their fruit is a valuable food source for lizards and birds, especially in alpine  areas as most grow in very exposed sites (rock, talus,...

Diana Ranger
by Diana Ranger
9 Votes
Voting is not open
Comments 1
Diana Ranger
Idea thumbnail

Children are the future volunteers: Our PROJECT is to deliver a game where you can be part of NZ Rodent Caching via an APP called ‘ PF2050 Caching’.   This can provide a platform for access to Research and Development on existing pest control projects shared on a national basis, increase awareness and gather additional information. The APP and Data base are in place, tested and ready to roll out with a national wide network of 99.9% coverage in NZ, that includes APP 24/7...

Heiko Kaiser
by Heiko Kaiser
12 Votes Achieved
Voting
Closed
Comments 2
Heiko Kaiser
Idea thumbnail

To protect our native birds while nesting prior to predator free 2050. Protection of the eggs, chicks and females

Kathryn Marshall
by Kathryn Marshall
14 Votes Achieved
Voting
Closed
Comments 4
Kathryn Marshall
Idea thumbnail

A military quality FLIR system with the ability to detect invasive species and assist removal of target species without limitations to topography or vegetation. Also monitor endangered species like bats and Takahe. We have a goal to restore balance in the native ecosystems. Video link https://youtu.be/rzBlxDeh1B0

Jordan Munn
by Jordan Munn
Comments 56
Jordan Munn
Load more
Share