World Wildlife Fund NZ

At WWF-New Zealand, our job is to turn New Zealanders’ passion for nature into action. We work with local groups, businesses, NGOs and government to make great things happen for Aotearoa’s unique plants and animals.

We’re thrilled to support local groups that do awesome conservation mahi, such as Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society. Last weekend they released 14 native kōkako onto their maunga - the distinctive birds with the bright blue wattle and haunting call had not been heard there since the 1990’s. Together with The Tindall Foundation, we funded them to carry out pest control - making it safe to release these native birds.

Over the last few months we’ve also been working alongside youth organisation Generation Zero to push for a new law to tackle climate change – the Zero Carbon Act. A joint petition to get this new law was signed by twenty thousand Kiwis, and the new government listened! They’ve decided to adopt this new law, and it’ll hopefully be in place by next year. A much needed piece of good news for our climate.

We’ve also been backing Blockchain technology, which is the next big thing to help fix issues with the global fishing industry – like bycatch and slavery. Blockchain technology tracks fish from the moment they’re caught to the time they land on your plate – and it has the potential to revolutionise the way we catch fish.

To find out more about the work the WWF is doing visit their website www.wwf.org.nz

 

 

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