In New Zealand around 4,000 native species are threatened or at risk of extinction. Every business can play a vital role in helping to restore and protect nature.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata.
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
Examples of businesses helping nature
DOC and electricity lines company Orion have joined forces to protect native plants, birds and power lines on Banks Peninsula in Canterbury by controlling possums. By removing this bush canopy browser and predator, Orion’s support helps to regenerate native bush and forest while also improving the breeding success of native forest birds.
Merrell New Zealand has partnered with DOC and the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust to support Pest Free Banks Peninsula / Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū. The Merrell team are passionate about New Zealand's stunning natural environment, and they love to bring functional, durable outdoor gear to people who get outside and explore.
Pacificvet are market leaders in the supply of vaccines and veterinary immunology products to the poultry industries in New Zealand and the South Pacific. PacificVet supply expertise and products to support DOC’s endangered species recovery programs for kiwi, kākāpō, takahē and Campbell Island teal.
Warren Begley and his family run two restaurants in Ōtautahi Christchurch – Tutto Bene and Formaggio’s – and they are also passionate environmentalists. The collaboration between the restaurants and the Ōtamahua Quail Island Ecological Restoration Project is consistent with their ethos of kaitiakitanga/guardianship across time.
Black Cat Cruises
Black Cat Cruises, based in Akaroa, are recognised as New Zealand's first eco-tourism operator. The company runs conservation events and education projects, and works with key industry partners and the community to advocate for better marine protection for the endemic and endangered Hector's dolphin.