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Many community-led conservation projects are operated through conservation trusts including rivercare groups, regional councils (in Canterbury this is Environment Canterbury or ECan), and the Department of Conservation (DOC), often in conjunction with research programmes through universities including Otago, Canterbury, and Lincoln universities, Crown Research Institutes such as Landcare Research, and environmental consultancy firms such as Boffa Miskell and Wildlife Management International Limited.

If you are interested in helping, please see the different organisations and groups in the menu.

Specific conservation work and projects are also listed on the individual riverecology, and threats pages. 

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