There are hundreds of conservation groups working with DOC, or working independently around the country – from restoring forests, coasts and wildlife to managing huts, tracks and historic places. 

Many of these groups have large-scale restoration and biodiversity recovery as their aims, while others focus on a particular endangered species. You can help through active participation or perhaps providing some administrative or financial help.

Get involved with an existing group or run your own.

You can also volunteer for a DOC project, or assist DOC partnerships on endangered species management and other conservation projects.


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Naturespace - ecological restoration groups in your area


To find out how you can get involved in conservation activities near you, contact your local DOC office