Kāpiti Marine Reserve Webcams
The Kāpiti Kaitiaki Webcam Project is a joint venture between the Guardians of Kāpiti Marine Reserve Trust, Department of Conservation and award winning local environmental monitoring and technology company GroundTruth. The project is supported by local iwi Te Āitawa Ki Whakarongotai and Ngāti Toa Rangatira and has received financial support from local donors, the US Embassy and the Wellington Community Trust.
The purpose of the Kāpiti kaitiaki camera network is to provide a long-term deterrent to illegal fishing inside the reserve by enabling the Department of Conservation and our network of community based Marine Reserve Compliance Observers to remotely monitor any illegal activity in the reserve and to gather evidence that can be used to take further legal action against offenders where the Department of Conservation believe this to be appropriate.
It utilizes locally developed solutions to the challenges presented by the remoteness and relative inaccessibility of the marine reserve. The camera network can also be used for search and rescue, wildlife, fisheries and environment research and weather observations. Contact us to learn more about this project.
You can access the webcam time-lapse image sets below.