The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is a national environmental group involved in a wide range of charitable work.
Known as ‘Forest & Bird’ for short, it is registered as an incorporated society with charitable status and has around 40,000 members – plus 6,000 junior members in its Kiwi Conservation Club.
Its main purpose is to preserve and protect the indigenous plants and animals and natural features of New Zealand, for the benefit of the public, including future generations.
Forest & Bird has had a long standing partnership with DOC. Its primary role in the Kākāpō Recovery Programme is to administer the Threatened Species Trust funds. It also takes an active interest in the welfare of kākāpō and the long-term survival of the species.