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Do you want to learn more about ecological restoration projects in Southland? Would you like to volunteer assistance on a Southland project? Use the map to the right to find a project, or check out the larger map in the Project Directory.

Project Directory

Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland.

This website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.

SERN openly invites volunteers to approach restoration project contacts if they wish to lend a hand.

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A passion for penguins!

On Sunday 18th February a group of 7 members of Southland Forest and Bird were privileged to join Mel Young and 3 Otago University colleagues at Long Point in the Catlins. Mel is … Read more

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Castledowns Wetland April Working Bee

29 April 2018

Our wetland will certainly be very wet at the moment and it would be impossible to get across the Dipton Stream but by the time the field day… Read more