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The Kauri dieback Management Programme - MPI website with a variety of resources on helping to stop spread of disease for different groups; science research; news etc

The Kauri dieback Management Programme - MPI website with a variety of resources on helping to stop spread of disease for different groups; science research; news etc

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it… | Ecology Ngātahi- BLOG. The demise of long-term population monitoring.

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it… | Ecology Ngātahi- BLOG. The demise of long-term population monitoring.

Environmental Education for Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan

Environmental Education for Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan

EDUCATION RESEARCH BRIEF: Reading to learn about New Zealand birds and their conservation

Reading strategies discussed and links to resources for activity. Students making a pro/con list for the trapping method of pest eradication.

TEACHING RESOURCES: Saving Reptiles and Amphibians | Conservation of native frogs, tuatara, skinks and geckos |  What’s unique about our native reptiles and amphibians, and why are they at risk? Learn more about the science behind conservation efforts for them here in New Zealand.

Protecting native birds - New Zealand birds evolved in isolation from natural predators for around 65 million years. When human settlers arrived, changes came rapidly, and birds were poorly adapted to withstand threats to their survival.

TEACHING RESOURCES  - Where Land Meets Sea - Focus on coastal habitats and the Rena disaster

Where Land Meets Sea - NZ is surrounded by sea. Our coastlines and marine resources need care and protection. The Coastal Marine Group focuses on the Bay of Plenty – with a particular emphasis on the Rena shipwreck disaster.

VIDEO CLIP: Dr Peter Buchanan and Dr Robert Hoare, scientists at Landcare Research NZ Ltd, talk about New Zealand’s unique ecosystem. They talk about why so many of the species found here aren’t found anywhere else in the world.

VIDEO CLIP: Dr Peter Buchanan and Dr Robert Hoare, scientists at Landcare Research NZ Ltd, talk about New Zealand’s unique ecosystem. They talk about why so many of the species found here aren’t found anywhere else in the world.

INFO SHEET: Conserving New Zealand’s fungi

Conserving New Zealand’s fungi. We may be aware of the conservation problems facing kiwi, tuatara, hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin), kākāpo and black robin, but what do we know about the unique challenges faced by New Zealand fungi?

INFO SHEET: Protecting New Zealand’s treasures

This articles looks at how New Zealand has one of the highest levels of biodiversity seen anywhere on Earth, but many of our native species are disappearing. Conservation strategies are needed that protect our endemic fauna.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Fisheries role-play -  In this activity, students take on the role of a stakeholder in New Zealand fisheries. In their role, they decide whether they agree or disagree with the statement ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Fisheries role-play - In this activity, students take on the role of a stakeholder in New Zealand fisheries. In their role, they decide whether they agree or disagree with the statement ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’.

INFO SHEET: Human impacts on marine environments

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Fisheries role-play - In this activity, students take on the role of a stakeholder in New Zealand fisheries. In their role, they decide whether they agree or disagree with the statement ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’.

INFO SHEET: Human impacts on the Waikato River

Human impact has affected the ecology and biodiversity of the lower Waikato River. The three key areas of impact are harvesting, exotic species and habitat destruction and modification.

VIDEO CLIP: Researcher Lorraine Dixon describes what a cultural indicator is and why they are important to Māori. The depletion of taonga species, for example, is an indicator recognised by Māori that something is not right with the environment.

VIDEO CLIP: Researcher Lorraine Dixon describes what a cultural indicator is and why they are important to Māori. The depletion of taonga species, for example, is an indicator recognised by Māori that something is not right with the environment.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Saving taonga - In this activity, students learn about eels and/or whitebait and how human activity has impacted on their lives. Students learn about obstacles these taonga face and about possible solutions (mitigation) for the problems.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Saving Taonga - In this activity, students learn about eels and/or whitebait and how human activity has impacted on their lives. Students learn about obstacles these taonga face and about possible solutions (mitigation) for the problems.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - New Zealand bush ecosystems | In this activity, students build a food web that represents the New Zealand bush ecosystem. Students use images of organisms within the ecosystem to explore the relationships between them.

STUDENT ACTIVITY- New Zealand bush ecosystems - In this activity, students build a food web that represents the New Zealand bush ecosystem. Students use images of organisms within the ecosystem to explore the relationships between them.