Environmental Conservation Projects in New Zealand


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

various locations in the North and South IslandsNew Zealand, NANZ

About

Environmental Conservation in the South Island

Volunteer in New Zealand and get involved in vital environmental conservation projects. This project focuses on preserving and restoring New Zealand’s unique, natural beauty. Volunteers will take part in varied activities which may include environmental monitoring; Heritage Restoration; tree planting; endangered species protection and disaster relief to name some. This project will be enjoyed by all who have a love for the outdoors, who are environmentally concerned and up for a challenge. The South Island is one of 2 locations in New Zealand that volunteers can choose to work at, the second location being the North Island. Although the start location is Christchurch, volunteers can choose to transfer direct to more rural locations around Punakaiki, where the natural environment can be truly appreciated.

Environmental Conservation in the North Island

The need for us to become responsible global citizens is getting bigger and bigger. All over the world the impact of environmental issues such as climate change and pollution are being felt. Although New Zealand is a developed country, its varied landscapes, from subtropical forest to volcanic plateaus; vast plains to glaciers and sandy beaches to rugged mountains, can prove difficult to manage with climatic instability and human impacts. The country’s fragile environment is unfortunately suffering from species and habitat loss and environmental degradation. One factor affecting this is the amount of deforestation which has taken place and the effect this is having on climate change. Being located on top of the ring of fire of the Pacific, New Zealand is also prone to experience natural disasters. From earthquakes, such as the one in Christchurch in June 2011, to volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and cyclones, the aftermath of such events can be devastating for people and the environment. People in New Zealand highly value their natural environment and although there are professionals in the field, volunteers play a huge role in responding to environmental challenges by bringing enthusiasm and energy to the toughest of projects and disaster relief efforts.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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