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NatureWatch NZ

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Goal Document living species in New Zealand.
Task Share photos of any NZ species for ID. Add to NZ knowledge.

NatureWatch NZ is a citizen science project dedicated to exploring and discovery New Zealand's biodiversity. If you see an unusual or interesting bug, plant, or any other species, take a photo of it, upload the photo to NatureWatch NZ, and learn all about it. The NatureWatch NZ online community will ID your species for you. You can also help others to ID their photos, and you can join (or create!) projects about the species and places you're most interested in.

Together, we're documenting what's living in NZ so we can understand NZ nature better, and have fun while we do it.

NatureWatch NZ is the New Zealand part of the amazing global iNaturalist network. Thanks iNat!

How to Join

Anyone can join NatureWatch NZ. You can create a new username and password or sign in with your existing Google, Facebook, or Yahoo account. The same account works globally on

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At night
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Tags biodiversity, discovery, nature, new zealand
Project Updated 05/23/2018