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CAMS -the software conservation needs

EcoNet is building a Conservation Activity Management System (CAMS) using Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ArcGIS Online Hub Premium

CAMS CRM for conservation is fully integrated with Click Dimensions marketing software. CAMS CRM enables contact management, integrated emailing, centralised contact list, cross organisation visibility of interests, preferences, skills, agreements, tool library, event and actions recording, health & safety plans and incident reporting and more. Conservation groups now have a 360 degree view of our people, our projects, our inputs and our impact

CAMS CRM is being piloted successfully with three conservation groups, one of which has 6000 contacts.

CAMS GIS has the CAMS Weed App developed in conjunction with the Society Totally Against Mothplant (STAMP) and the Environmental Weed Coalition to improve weed control recording. This is already revolutionising management of widespread weeds such as mothplant. To date thousands of weed records are on the weed app and being updated daily.  We now have an iNaturalist integration enabling entry of data via iNaturalist, synching into the CAMS Weed App.

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CAMS is an enterprise quality set of linked applications tailored for conservation needs. The graphic shows the eventual functionality we are aiming for much of which is now functional
These features enable :
  • Better volunteer engagement and support
  • Better Health & Safety compliance
  • Better project, event and task management and follow-up
  • Easier consistent and automated reporting
  • More efficient use of volunteer and staff time
  • Simpler internal and external knowledge sharing
CAMS runs on computers, phones and tablets
Integration between CAMS CRM and GIS is in the pipeline dependent on funding.

CAMS CRM for Conservation

CAMS CRM is built in Microsoft Dynamics 365, a powerful database which links to other Microsoft apps such as Outlook, Teams and Power BI for powerful reporting. CRM is Contact Relationship Management – this is where all our people, organisations, households, contractors and collaborators are. Dynamics is world leading software with very high security standards. CAMS CRM for conservation has in built event management, health & safety, inventories and loans (tool library), groups, and preferences, agreements and actions recording.

CAMS CRM links to fully integrated Click Dimensions marketing software to bring modern engagement techniques to conservation. Click Dimensions allows high quality marketing emails, forms, and surveys.  CAMS CRM is suitable for conservation networks and catchment management groups dealing with a large number of contacts and stakeholders.


CAMS GIS is built in Esri ArcGIS Online Hub Premium.  This world leading mapping and recording software is available at very low cost to organisations and individuals throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The CAMS Weed App has been developed in conjunction with STAMP , (Society Totally Against Mothplant) and the Environmental Weed Coalition. The CAMS Weed App displays thousands of weed instances which can then be visited and controlled and the app updated in real time. The CAMS Weed App is already a game changer for weed management in Aotearoa New Zealand. Contact us if you would like to trial this app. 

CAMS GIS now links to iNaturalist and we are working on integration

EcoNet is committed to employing data standards to support consistent data formatting and enable sharing of conservation data.