Join in national events including:

World Wildlife Day

3 March

World Wildlife Day is a global celebration of wildlife and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Get involved in World Wildlife Day.

Whio Awareness Month


Whio Awareness Month is always a busy month promoting awareness of this iconic duck.

Get involved in Whio Awareness Month

Arbor Day

5 June

Arbor Day is about inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Arbor Day originated in Nebraska, United States in 1872 and is celebrated by countries all over the world.

Trees play an important role in moderating our climate, improving our air quality, controlling floodwaters and providing homes and food for our unique wildlife. To celebrate Arbor Day you could:

World Environment Day

5 June

World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June each year, is an international United Nations event that creates awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. The theme for this year's World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save.

World Environment Day website

Save Kiwi Week


Save Kiwi Week is about raising awareness and funds to help keep kiwi alive. 

Find out what else is happening around the country from Kiwis for Kiwi news and events. Get involved and help save kiwi this October!

International Decade of Biodiversity

The United Nations has declared 2011–2020 as the International Decade of Biodiversity.

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Find conservation activities you can do any time


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For more information contact your local DOC office