Protecting our native species | WWF New Zealand

Protecting our native species

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.

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WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN PROTECT OUR UNIQUE SPECIES

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.

HELPING COMMUNITIES PROTECT OUR NATIVE SPECIES

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.

Be part of our conservation mission

You can help WWF-New Zealand save our species in a number of ways. Become a supporter or make a purchase from our online shop and play a vital role in helping fund our conservation work.

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.org

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