Tramping on the Routeburn Track


DOC and Air New Zealand share a vision for New Zealand as a place where our natural environment is thriving, and that all New Zealanders can enjoy.

DOC and Air New Zealand partnership logo.

Air New Zealand is a national partner with DOC for conservation.

Both acknowledge that our environment underpins our country’s cultural, social and economic prosperity and wellbeing.

Restoring nature alongside the Great Walks

Air New Zealand invests in large biodiversity projects alongside the Great Walks network – enabling over 43,000 hectares of sustained pest control and the return of native birdsong to these special places.

This expansion of pest trapping networks means we’re able to create safer places for taonga species such as whio, takahē, kiwi, rock wren, kea, kākā, South Island robin and many other forest birds.

The partnership also funds species management projects including bird surveys and health checks; translocations to grow populations of rare birds and remote sensor trail cameras and acoustic recorders to understand how the health of the area is being restored.

Find out more about the biodiversity projects on the Whanganui Journey, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Heaphy Track, Paparoa Track, Routeburn Track and Milford Track.

Supporting threatened species

Air New Zealand transports some of New Zealand’s most endangered species (birds, reptiles and invertebrates) and Conservation Dogs as part of active recovery programmes. Species are transported for genetic and population management, to treat illness and to establish new populations at safe breeding sites.

Air New Zealand has provided free flights for over 4,000 species and Conservation Dogs since the partnership began in 2012.

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