EcoNet accelerates conservation outcomes.

By collaborating on information systems and data exchange to support and engage communities in conservation. Aiming to get New Zealand Predator Free by 2050 is ambitious. There is a groundswell of enthusiasm among community and councils, but how will everyone work together? How do we share our knowledge? How can an improved conservation data infrastructure help us with that?

What are the issues?

Researcher or Teacher

“I want to search, filter, download, compare, collate and analyse pest data. Having all the information from across the country collected and presented in a consistent, structured and time & geo-referenced manner would assist.”


“I want to understand how to help, report a pest sighting or organise bait delivery”.

Parks Officer

“I have two restoration groups working near each other using different tools and I cannot see their data and they cannot compare progress”.


“Our information is in various XL spreadsheets! It’s so time consuming to analyse data in formats that I can use in reports and share with others”.

What are we doing?

Sustaining this effort is not ONLY a conservation science challenge. It’s an information management and social engagement challenge.

The best IT tools to meet that challenge will evolve through nationwide collaboration and coordination of effort.

But that won’t happen spontaneously. We need a body to facilitate, promote and coordinate conservation IT across NZ.

EcoNet is doing this work.

What can you do?

How can you help?

We have volunteer roles for people with skills in data standards, data commons, database design and administration, software systems, design and development, stakeholder engagement, social media, fundraising and advocacy. Find out more.

Contact us

We would love you to get in touch especially if you have the skills to help out.

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