Conservation technology

Our team has the first dedicated conservation technology team in New Zealand.

Our research

We are currently working on the development of protocols and conservation community friendly software for the use of automatic recorders and video cameras for the monitoring of wildlife and outcomes from conservation efforts. We are ultimately interested in linking animal density through the behaviour (calling, spatial ecology) we collect to measure the effectiveness of conservation management. We work with Iwi/Hapu and other end-users in a mātauranga māori environment, and are collaborating with a large number of experts. We work under the auspices of Te Pūnaha Matatini.


The AviaNZ project is one of our initiatives. It involves researching and developing software to automatically analyse and recognise bird vocalisations from audio recordings. This is used to detect population changes of different bird species over time.

Team leaders


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