Hoake ki te Taiao
City Nature Challenge
26 – 29 April 2024
There is nature all around us! Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us study and protect them. One way to do that is through citizen science projects which identify and document the wild things in our city.
In April 2024, Wellington will take on the global wildlife count, City Nature Challenge 2024.
Doing your part is easy, all you need to do is:
- explore wildlife between 26 – 29 April 2024
- take a photo of what you find
- share it to the iNaturalist app.
By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make your city a better place – for you and other species! Keep an eye out on our social media pages for events in your area, and join our team on iNaturalist.
In 2023, Wellington City Council worked with regional partners to grow the City Nature Challenge in our region, expanding the target area to include everywhere within the Greater Wellington Regional Council boundary.
Over 12,000 observations were uploaded on the iNaturalist app in Te Upoko o te Ika, and a total of 2,223 species were recorded by 263 observers. See the full results from the campaign on the iNaturalist website.