GiC is working with a number of volunteer conservation groups and iwi throughout NZ who are considering, or already have, a conservation program under way.  GiC assists these groups by introducing them to volunteer GIS specialists from the local GIS user community who can help them achieve their desired objectives; helping groups apply for software grants to acquire their own GIS software; and also provides a  web-hosted service for a group’s maps and content through our own ArcGIS Online account for those who prefer to use this.

The following conservation organisations have benefited, or are benefiting, from having one of GiC’s volunteer GIS specialists working with them:

GiC has also assisted many conservation groups successfully apply for an Esri Conservation Grant.  These grants provide ArcGIS software for a nominal fee to volunteer conservation groups, and iwi working in conservation, worldwide.  Successful groups include:

More and more groups are signing  up with GiC as people hear about the good work GiC is doing in support of volunteer conservation groups. The feedback we are getting from groups that have signed up is very positive as it allows them to visualise their work, help make decisions about where to focus their efforts and it’s saving them time and energy when they’re out in the field.  Read our user stories for more detail on how many of the groups above are using GIS.