Supporting Community Conservation in New Zealand

Group of local volunteers rally together in support of the East Taranaki Environment Trust's Save the Kiwi project.
WWF-New Zealand is working in partnership with local communities, councils and the Department of Conservations (DOC) to halt and reverse the threats to New Zealand’s biodiversity and special places.
We believe that community conservation action is key to restoring New Zealand’s biodiversity so we are working to increase the scale and effectiveness of the community conservation sector. This will in turn result in greater protection and more restoration of threatened habitats and species across New Zealand.

We do this by:
  • Providing Community Funding 
  • Offering a range of resources to help support community-led conservation groups. We can offer expert advice and assist local groups to help them become more effective in what they do.
  • Running the Community Conservation Innovation Project. This project is developing partnerships to increase the effectiveness of conservation at a grass roots level with local councils, iwi, communities and government agencies.
Community Funding

Resources we offer

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Kaitiaki is our quarterly enews that brings you the latest on community conservation, available funding and success stories from local communities.

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Find out more about funding for community conservation

WWF funds community conservation and environmental education projects in partnership with the Tindall Foundation.

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The Community Conservation Innovation Project is designed to support and develop the sector and encourage better coordination.
We are doing this by:
  • Developing partnerships with councils, DOC, iwi and communities to help to build the community conservation sector’s ability to become even more effective
  • Developing resources to support community-led conservation
  • Supporting better coordination of the sector
  • Funding projects that demonstrate innovation in the community conservation sector
© Nature Space
© Nature Space

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 Are you involved in community conservation work? Nature Space has a range of resources specially developed to help achieve your conservation goals. Click here to join.

WWF proudly supports Nature Space through our Community Conservation Innovation Project.