As of today, 17 entries have been logged from across the country for WWF-New Zealand’s 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards, including Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland, Raglan, Kerikeri, Hamilton, Martinborough, Wellington and Waikanae. And we are welcoming many more entries.

Open now, the Conservation Innovation Awards will reward innovative environmental game-changers. To submit your idea, visit Designed to help innovators fast-track their ideas to development, the Awards cover three categories – Engaging young people and communities, Predator Free New Zealand 2050, and an Open Category. A prize package of $25,000 will be awarded to each category winner. Entries close on 15 October.

All New Zealanders can get involved in the Awards by joining the WWF Conservation Innovation community at to comment and vote on their favourite ideas.

We are supporting the 2017 Awards along with the Department of Conservation, Callaghan Innovation, Predator Free 2050 Ltd and New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.

Entrants need to submit their ideas as soon as they can at For information about the Awards and past winners, visit