Endangered Species Foundation

The Endangered Species Foundation supports high-priority conservation projects that protect New Zealand’s most vulnerable indigenous species and habitats from extinction.

Currently, New Zealand is facing a biodiversity crisis:

  • Over 7500 species are at risk of extinction.
  • Of these, 800 are listed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) as being at a high risk of extinction.
  • Only 25% of these high-risk species are currently able to be actively managed by the DOC.

Our focus is to protect the rarest of the rare by funding pilot projects that enable vulnerable species and their habitats to thrive. To support the work that we do and for more information you can visit: www.endangeredspecies.org.nz