Department of Conservation - New Zealand
This Department of Conservation (DOC) site has information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Exchange of Information; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Tourism and Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Invasive Alien Species
Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd (Manaaki Whenua)
Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd (Manaaki Whenua) undertakes research and development to protect and enhance land environments – natural, productive and urban. Extensive scientific programmes include documenting, protecting and restoring indigenous biodiversity; increasing the effectiveness of conservation; and raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to our health and well-being, with a strong focus on sustainability. We are custodians of nationally-significant biological reference collections (invertebrates, plants, fungi, micro-organisms from plants) with sizable collections from the Pacific Islands. Events for 2010 will include a 24-hour “BioBlitz – finding nature in the city”.
Activities planned in 2010
Ministry for the Environment - New Zealand
On this website you can find out about issues that affect the environment, environmental laws and treaties and environmental reporting. There's also information on what you can do for the environment, copies of publications and information about the organisation.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust
QEII National Trust promotes sustainable land use and helps private landowners in New Zealand protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants. Open space covenants are established voluntarily by landowners. They help safeguard forever special features like landscapes, forest remnants, wetlands, lakes, threatened species habitats, geological features and cultural heritage sites.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020
In 1906 Wellington Zoo became the first zoo in New Zealand. Over the years it has truly become part of the fabric of the city, as generation after generation has passed through our gates to visit and learn all about our wonderful animals. Our strong commitment towards animal welfare and the environment is at the heart of everything we do.
World Wildlife Fund-WWF-of New Zealand
WWF-New Zealand is part of the WWF International Network, the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. It has close to five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. This is achieved by working on the ground with local communities, and in partnership with government and industry, using the best possible science to advocate change and effective conservation policy.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Biodiversity for Development; Communication, Education and Public Awareness