Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Neighbourhood Biology

New Zealand



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


we are an action-orientated approach helping people take the initiative in re-creating their local places -- plants, animals and people.

Neighbourhood Biology is a uniquely New Zealand way of doing things. It began with the shellfish monitoring project at Cheltenham Beach, Auckland. This project is now in its seventh year and well known for its community involvement in scientific monitoring and its use of rahui (harvesting ban) as a conservation tool.

Our aims as a national group are straighforward -- to promote interest in local ecology and to assist action at local level concerning the conservation, restoration and enhancement of local ecology.