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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 wwf-nz.crowdicity.com. 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.

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

The 2017 Awards are supported by The Tindall Foundation, Department of Conservation, Callaghan Innovation, Predator Free 2050 Ltd and New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.

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Entrants need to submit their ideas as soon as they can at wwf-nz.crowdicity.com For information about the Awards and past winners, visit www.wwf.org.nz/innovation

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Louisa is an international communications professional, whose career spans media, government, university, and non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. She was the Communications Manager for WWF-New Zealand (World Wide Fund for Nature) for two years, before moving onto a fabulous opportunity with the NZ Government. She has extensive experience in the areas of media, communications and public relations. Her pen, camera and sense of humour have led her to wonderful work locations throughout Australia, Canada, USA, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and Peru. She was raised on a sheep and cattle farm in Outback Australia. Her specialty sectors are the environment (forest/marine/species conservation), crisis communications (biosecurity, floods and cyclones), food safety, and agriculture (livestock and broad-acre farming). She is an Open Water-accredited diver and has explored underwater ecosystems in the Solomon Islands, Thailand and Cambodia

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