WWF-NEW ZEALAND

Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

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WWF-New Zealand’s goal is all people living, and thriving, in harmony with nature. In Aotearoa, our work focuses on protecting and restoring the mauri (life-force) of our ocean, combating climate change, and supporting environmental innovation.

A main focus for us in New Zealand is looking after vulnerable marine species – especially those on the brink of extinction, like the Māui dolphins.

We also work with local and indigenous communities to protect our endangered species, and look after the beautiful native bush and amazing landscapes of Aotearoa.

We are here to help look after the planet as a whole and are committed to inspiring people to take action on climate change to help move New Zealand to a clean, green energy future.

All of our work is made possible by the support of our brilliant and dedicated supporters.

The Stats

0.4%

Less than 1% of our ocean is fully protected, compared with over 30% of our land.

65,000

The estimated number of species that call Aotearoa’s ocean home. Around 80% of our indigenous biodiversity is found in the ocean!

 

200,000 tons

The amount of carbon drawn out of the atmosphere each year by sperm whales in the Southern Ocean.

OUR PRIORITY ISSUES, PLACES, AND SPECIES

PROTECTING OUR OCEAN

 Our current laws fully protect only 0.1% of our coastal and marine area. This is not enough. Protecting our ocean is more than just conservation  –  it is about preserving a lived connection shared by all. We need an effective network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to ensure a healthy, thriving moana for future generations.

TAKING CLIMATE ACTION

Our climate is changing fast, and threatening the people, animals and places we love. We work with all kinds of New Zealanders – from communities and people, to businesses and industries, to faith groups and trade unions – to show that it’s possible for Aotearoa to forge a just, fair pathway to a 100% renewable energy future, with net zero carbon pollution.

OUR VULNERABLE SPECIES

We envision a future where all New Zealand’s native species thrive throughout their natural range. We campaign for action to protect our endangered animals – like whales, sea lions, dolphins and seabirds.

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY CONSERVATION

We are committed to working with local and indigineous communities to reverse the threats faced by our incredible natural environment, like habitat loss and degradation driven by urban development.

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