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Find out how you can donate to conservation programmes.


DOC manages a vast range of conservation programmes throughout New Zealand. Much of our work is done in partnership with communities and businesses who work with us.

You can support conservation work by donating to conservation groups – some of these groups are listed below. 

DOC itself is unable to accept donations.

Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust is a partnership between commercial operators, the community and DOC. It works to protect and enhance the biodiversity and improve the visitor experience in Abel Tasman National Park.

Donate to the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

East Taranaki Environment Trust

This trust is a partnership between DOC, Taranaki Regional Council, local community and iwi. Its focus is to save kiwi in Taranaki by controlling pests. It is also involved in projects to save whio in Egmont National Park and bring kokako back to the region.

Donate to the East Taranaki Environment Trust

Fiordland Conservation Trust

This trust is a community-driven initiative supporting a wide range of conservation projects in Fiordland and Southland.  It provides independent funding and resources to help protect the natural treasures of southern New Zealand.

Donate to The Fiordland Conservation Trust

Glaciers to Wetlands Restoration Project

The project is managed by DOC to restore the Ōkārito Wetland System near Franz Josef Glacier. It's been made possible by funding and support from the Air New Zealand Environment Trust. Donating to the Trust will support projects like the Glaciers to Wetlands Restoration Project, that will help enhance New Zealand’s environment. 

Donate to the Air New Zealand Environment Trust 

Kākāpō Recovery Programme

This programme is a partnership between DOC, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society and Rio Tinto Alcan New Zealand Limited. The partnership has played a significant role in bringing kākāpō, one of New Zealand's most endangered species, back from the brink of extinction.

Donate to the Kākāpō Recovery Programme

Kiwis for kiwi

This national charity raises and distributes funds to kiwi conservation projects across New Zealand. Kiwis for kiwi works in partnership with DOC with a vision to take kiwi from endangered to everywhere. 

Donate to the Kiwi Trust

Natureland Wildlife Trust

This trust is a community-based conservation charity that breeds South Island kaka and yellow-crowned kakariki for release into Abel Tasman National Park by their partners Project Janszoon. It is also the primary rehabilitation facility for native species in the Top of the South. 

Donate to the Natureland Wildlife Trust

Stewart Island Community & Environmental Trust

By protecting the native wildlife around the homes, gardens, local walks and beaches of Halfmoon Bay, on Stewart Island/Rakiura, the Trust fulfils its mission of enhancing their community and environment. It's successful because of the support of its volunteers and community, and the generous donations of visitors and local businesses.     

Donate to SIRCET

Takahē Recovery Programme

The Takahē Recovery Programme involves DOC’s dedicated Takahē Team and iwi working with a network of people around New Zealand, to ensure the takahē is never again considered extinct.

Donate to the Takahē Recovery Programme

Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust

This trust is a charitable trust that supports the captive management, research, rehabilitation, and public awareness of New Zealand’s birds of prey including falcon, hawk and owl.

Donate to the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust

Ulva Island Charitable Trust

The trust aims to keep Ulva Island free of introduced pests and predators where native plants and birds can thrive. 

Donate to Ulva Island Charitable Trust

More information

Contact donations@doc.govt.nz

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