Engagement

Engagement

  • Cattle in a native vegetation remnant. Image - David Norton

    Cattle in a native vegetation remnant. Image - David Norton

Our research project Enhancing native biodiversity in agro-ecosystems only recently got off the ground (December 2017), but the team made a flying start – creating a newsletter, a Facebook page (@FarmNatCons) and Twitter feeds (@FarmNatCons), all organised by early-career researcher and journalism student Stacey Bryan (University of Otago), who has a passion for science communication and a dream to make science more accessible to the public.

The project team works closely with Beef & Lamb NZ as well as the QEII National Trust, NZ Landcare Trust, Ministry for the Environment and regional councils, co-designing ways to include biodiversity conservation in farm management plans.

Engagement and co-design for the project is facilitated by knowledge broker Kevin Collins.

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