OVER 7,500 OF OUR NATIVE SPECIES ARE IN DANGER OF BEING LOST FOREVER
The Endangered Species Foundation is a registered charitable organisation supporting high-priority conservation projects that protect New Zealand’s most vulnerable indigenous species and habitats from extinction.
Our vision is to enable sustainable, long term support needed for endangered species and to provide a way for all New Zealanders to get involved and to make a lasting contribution.
Aotearoa is famous for its uniqueness and we have a long history of working to protect our natural heritage. But even though considerable effort is being made, it is not enough.
Currently, New Zealand is facing a biodiversity crisis:
Over 7,500 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
I applaud the attention that [the Endangered Species Foundation] give to all species - not just the large charismatic birds and mammals, but also the less well known species of invertebrates, fungi, lichens, lizards, plants, amphibians, and even seaweeds. I wish them, and the species they support, all the success they deserve in this innovative project.”
- Dame Jane Goodall
We believe everyone can take action to define our future,
and help save our endangered species.