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City Nature Challenge
The 2023 City Nature Challenge is complete, and the results are in!
This year 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.
Campaign supporters for 2023 included Forest & Bird, KCC, Mountains to Sea, Predator Free Wellington, Wellington Scouts, Wellington Zoo, DOC, Sustainable Coastlines, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, Enviroschools, Wellington Botanic Society, Nuku Ora, Victoria University and Te Papa. Council partners included Greater Wellington Regional Council, Kāpiti Coast District Council, Porirua City Council, Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council.