Biodiversity Forum Newsletter Item Request (December 16th) + $8 Million in Conservation Funding set to open 25th of February 2019

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Biodiversity Forum Newsletter Item Request (December 16th deadline)

Ahi ahi marie to you all,

Sorry for the late notice! - This is the third time I have tried to send this message in 3 weeks (I hope it gets to you this time around!!) - some technical and probably human issues at play...

The year is once again, quickly coming to a conclusion, and it's time for another issue of the Waikato Biodiversity Forum newsletter.

Could you please send in your articles and photo by the 16th of December.

Articles should be roughly around 150- 200 words.

Click here for a link to past issues.


$8 Million  in Conservation Funding set to open 25th of February 2019


Conservation fund media release

The round will open on 25 February and close on 22 March 2019, with funding decisions announced mid-year.

Approximately $8 million will be available for community-led conservation projects.

Community groups, private landowners and iwi throughout the country can apply for the funding.

Applications should have a biodiversity focus. The fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity. There are separate application forms for small ($20K and under) and large grants (over $20K).

DOC has made important changes to the DOC Community Fund process after gathering feedback from agencies, iwi, NGOs and community groups on better ways to manage the fund. For the first time, DOC is announcing a funding round and publishing online application forms three months before it opens. This gives groups more time to plan their applications. Also, there is no expressions of interest stage for this round, which will speed up the process.

For more information and applications forms, visit DOC’s website:

Conservation fund information


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