Protecting New Zealand's rarest of the rare.

Dedicated to tomorrow

The Endangered Species Foundation maintains its operating costs at a minimum, to ensure that donations can go wholly to either the Endowment Fund or a specified conservation project. Trustees, Ambassadors and Advisory Group members all volunteer their time to the cause. To date the Foundation’s running costs have been covered by grants from the Stout Trust. Foundation administration and support is carried out by a part-time Support Officer.

Liz Sherwood

Liz is the ESFNZ's Support Officer. She carries out Trust administration and communications, coordinates the Advisory Group and Ambassadors Club, manages contracts and applies for funding.

Liz joined us after spending eight years with the Department of Conservation. Her conservation experience includes working with community conservation groups and volunteers, conservation advocacy, coordinating activities for Seaweek, Conservation Week, Weedbusters and Living Legends, weed surveillance and weed control. Liz has also worked as a self-employed copy writer and editor. Liz has a passion for conservation advocacy, particularly written media.

Liz has a Master of Science degree in Ecology from the University of Otago, and lives in Dunedin.

Foundation Facts

  • 4,000
    endangered species
  • $1.5Million
    projected annual income
    available to save our species
  • As little as
    $500
    can save many of our
    endangered species
  • Only
    250
    species are currently in
    conservation programmes