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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.

Latest News

Southland Environmental ‘Action on the Ground’ Folk Honoured.

SERN’s heartiest congratulations go to Estelle Leask, Bluff and Mark Sutton, Te Anau on their recent MNZM awards for services to conservation. Both will be well known to members … Read more

Upcoming Events

Southland F&B's Te Rere Planting Day

20 August 2022

The annual planting day at Forest & Bird’s Te Rere yellow eyed penguin sanctuary is a full day out in the field, with 500 natives… Read more