Bay of Plenty Restoration Fund

 / ©: Steve Attwood
Variable Oystercatchers arecommon throughout he Bay of Plenty.
© Steve Attwood

Helping community groups restore nature after the spill

WWF's Bay of Plenty Restoration Fund of $60,000 is now closed.

WWF launched the Bay of Plenty Restoration fund to provide support groups undertaking ecological restoration of coastal areas affected by the MV Rena grounding and the subsequent marine pollution and oil spill. 

We are delighted to fund the Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society, which will receive $18,000 over the next two years, and Wildbase, Massey University, which will get $20,000 over two years. Matakana Island Panepane Point Restoration Project receives $30,000 over three years to restore the full range of coastal vegetation, from foredune, habitat of the New Zealand dotterel to coastal forest.

Through partnering with local communities, we aim to achieve lasting conservation outcomes in priority sites in the region, and by helping fund research into wildlife recovery, we aim to build greater understanding of the impacts of the incident.

For more information please contact Jenny Lynch at WWF-New Zealand: jlynch@wwf.org.nz

Thanks to WWF supporters & The Tindall Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of WWF-New Zealand supporters, $30,000 has been raised to assist community conservation efforts in the affected region.

The Tindall Foundation has matched this amount by contributing another $30,000 to the Fund.

WWF-New Zealand supporters and The Tindall Foundation are proud to be able to assist the vital work of Bay of Plenty community conservation groups to help our precious coastal and marine wildlife, and their habitats, recover from this tragedy and thrive. 
 / ©: Matakana Island Environment Group
A native plant nursery run by the Matakana Island Environment Group
© Matakana Island Environment Group