Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) New Zealand is searching the country- from research labs to garden sheds and everywhere in between—for new ideas that could change the face of conservation.

Entries for WWF-New Zealand’s Conservation Innovation Awards are open from September 26 - October 14. The awards are designed to seek out and reward innovation that could be a game-changer for those on the frontline of conservation.

Last year’s award winning ideas were: Lure, Trap & Retreat – an innovate lizard monitoring system; the Uawanui Project – an iwi-led community project from the East Cape; and Vespex Wasp Bait – a new protein-based wasp bait that wasps carry back to their own nests. Now in its third year, the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Wellington on 8 November, 2016.

Prize packages of $25,000 will be awarded to each of the three winning entries.

Entries need to be submitted via For more information on Information on how to apply and judging criteria, go to and

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