Learn about the stories of our wild places.
Discover nature with Dylan.
Take part in backyard conservation with Joe.
The Wild Heart Project’s vision is to help us all get involved in protecting and growing conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand, and is a project of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, with Shades of Green being the major partner.
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand was established in 2006, and since then our amazing volunteers have planted over half a million trees, and been involved in multiple restoration and clean-up programmes across the country. With over 50,000 volunteer days behind us, safety and environmental sustainability are at the core of what we do. Our volunteers include students, professionals, international visitors and retirees.
WildLAB is an internationally recognised landscape design and research group dedicated to growing places where people and nature can thrive together. WildLAB projects include nature-based experiences, masterplans, strategies, communication tools, and learning programs
Shades of Green was established in 2009, with a mission to involve all young people with conservation in this country. Our projects include developing Kiwi Ranger, a pilot programme for children to engage with conservation experiences in New Zealand’s protected areas. In all 20,000 children got involved at 16 places across Aotearoa New Zealand. Later the programme was taken on by DOC, to morph into Kiwi Guardians with a vision to spark the enthusiasm of our young to become kaitiaki of this country’s natural world.