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Monitoring contributes to our understanding of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland's ecology and how to manage it.
Collecting and analysing information relating to a conservation activity allows you to:
- plan and make decisions
- assess the effectiveness of your actions and tools
- understand the relationship between the activity and the biodiversity outcome
- find out if you need to change something you are doing
- know if you have reached your objectives
- demonstrate and report on your achievements.
There are many guides, tools and a range of methods to help assist with monitoring and reporting. Being able to demonstrate your efforts and results with supporting data can improve your chances of receiving funding.
Start with these resources
Auckland community ecological monitoring guide
Select the best methods for managing, restoring or studying the diverse ecosystems found in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.
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Photo points are the easiest and quickest way to monitor and compare changes over time to pest plant controlled areas.
Wetlands monitoring and assessment kit
WETMAK is an online resource by NZ Landcare Trust for community groups to monitor wetland restoration projects.
Habitat Protection Fund Monitoring Toolkit
WWF on the Habitat Protection Fund's (HPF) monitoring indicators to measure and assess conservation gains of projects.
Forest monitoring and assessment kit
A monitoring kit designed for immediate use by land owners, landcare groups, community groups and others interested in assessing the condition of native forest ecosystems.
Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit (SHAMK)
This kit gives landowners, iwi, schools and community groups simple, scientifically-sound tools and resources required to monitor the ecological health of New Zealand’s streams.