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 to enhance our beautiful country.
DOC welcomes donations to its priority conservation programmes or to a project managed by a conservation partnership or trust that DOC is involved with.
Donate to a DOC conservation programme
Help make sure native species like whio aren't just found on our notes and coins
To donate to one of DOC’s priority conservation programmes please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to find the best way for your donation to support native wildlife and New Zealand’s special places.
Donate to a partner conservation programme
You can support conservation work in New Zealand by donating to the partnerships and trusts below.
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
The Kiwi Trust
The Kiwi Trust has taken up the mantel from BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust, operating under the new name of Kiwis for Kiwi. The Trust aims to protect kiwi and their natural habitat, and ensure the species flourish for generations to come. It allocates funding to hands-on kiwi projects, raises sponsorship dollars, increases public awareness about the plight of kiwi and works alongside kiwi experts to provide resources, advice and best practice guidance to all those working to save New Zealand's national bird. The Trust also invests in research and the development of management tools and techniques.
Donate to the Kiwi Trust
East Taranaki Environment Trust
The East Taranaki Environment Trust is a partnership between DOC, Taranaki Regional Council, local community and iwi. The Trust was formed by a group of landowners and its focus is to save kiwi in Taranaki by controlling pests. The Trust 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
The Fiordland Conservation Trust is a community-driven initiative supporting a wide range of conservation projects in Fiordland and Southland. The Trust 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 Glaciers to Wetlands Restoration Project is a four year programme, managed by DOC to restore the Ōkārito Wetland System near Franz Josef Glacier. The Project has been made possible by funding and support from the Air New Zealand Environment Trust. Donating to the Air New Zealand Environment 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
The Kākāpō Recovery Programme is a partnership between DOC, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society and Rio Tinto Alcan New Zealand Limited. Since its formation more than 20 years ago, 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
Million Dollar Mouse campaign
The Million Dollar Mouse campaign wants to raise $1 million to eradicate mice from New Zealand’s Antipodes Islands. Donate now:
Cheques can be made out to the 'Million Dollar Mouse fund' and mailed to:
The Million Dollar Mouse Fund
C/O PO Box 10068
At any branch, into the 'Million Dollar Mouse' account.
Stewart Island Community & Environmental Trust (SIRCET)
By protecting the native wildlife around the homes, gardens, local walks and beaches of Halfmoon Bay, on Stewart Island/Rakiura, SIRCET fulfil their mission of enhancing their community and environment. The trust is successful because of the support of its volunteers and community, and the generous donations of visitors and local businesses.
Donate to SIRCET
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust
The Wingspan Birds of Prey 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 Ulva Island Charitable Trust was set up in September 1999 by a group of dedicated Stewart Islanders with the objective of raising money to upgrade walking tracks and facilities on Ulva Island. More than a decade later the Trust continues to raise funds and, in conjunction with the Department of Conservation, strives to keep Ulva Island free of introduced pests and predators where native plants and birds can thrive. Just as importantly, Ulva Island is easily accessible for visitors to enjoy a truly primeval paradise.
Donate to Ulva Island Charitable Trust