WWF-New Zealand's vision is for a future where all New Zealand's native species thrive throughout their natural range. Many of New Zealand’s native species are unique to this country - including dolphins and fur seals, seabirds and land birds. Many are at risk of extinction because of habitat destruction, pollution, introduced predators and other human-induced threats.
To achieve our vision, WWF campaigns for action to protect New Zealand’s endangered animals - like whales, sea lions, dolphins and seabirds - and funds community-based projects.
We have joined forces with over 100 New Zealand communities to protect and restore habitats for native species.
Through our Habitat Protection Fund (HPF), we fund a diverse mix of local projects, led and staffed by conservation-inspired locals.
Projects range from protecting Kiwi in northland, to returning kōkako to their natural range in Taranaki, to restoring habitat for the endangered Canterbury mudfish.
If you're a budding conservationist, you could start a project to protect the native species in your locality. You can apply for funding through WWF's Habitat Protection Fund.
If you would like more information about WWF's campaigns to protect species around the world, go to www.panda.orgTake Action