Our Vision

Our Purpose

EcoNet is a Charitable Trust which exists to empower Aotearoa New Zealand’s conservation groups and people with collaborative and integrated technology to maximise their environmental impact and minimise their administrative overhead

Our Vision

EcoNet believes that New Zealand’s kaitiaki and conservation groups can leverage world-class processes and systems to unlock their potential to make Aotearoa-New Zealand a better place for everyone


EcoNet Envisions that in Aotearoa:

  • Excellent information technology and knowledge systems make conservation easier and more collaborative

  • Conservation groups grow strongly and more New Zealanders actively contribute to conservation efforts

  • Progress can be monitored and reported locally, regionally and nationally

  • Respect for Mātauranga Māori and taonga are embedded in conservation activities

  • Evolving conservation best practice is actively shared

  • New technologies are developed and deployed efficiently through user-friendly, open and continuously improving systems

EcoNet target users:

  • Not for profit conservation community groups and hubs

  • Catchment groups

  • Iwi and hapū groups

  • Funders (donors, central and local government)

  • Data standards agencies

  • Educators, researchers and students

  • Commercial contractors

  • Councils and government agencies