Get involved with conservation groups who are working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to protect New Zealand's natural and cultural heritage. You can also volunteer for a DOC project.
The Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust carries out pest control within the Kaimai Conservation Park near Katikati.
The Apanui Saltmarsh Care Group remove rubbish, monitor birds and keep an eye on the Apanui Saltmarsh by the Whakatane River.
Discover this natural treasure on the coast near Waihi Beach. Meet like-minded locals and learn about the saltmarsh habitat, bird monitoring methods and pest control.
Join a 2011 Coast Care working bee at Papamoa and help restore the form and function of the dunes in the Bay of Plenty.
Twelve estuary care groups operate in the Bay of Plenty, ten on Tauranga Harbour and two on Ohiwa harbour.
Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society was formed to return the Hamurana Springs to their former glory.
Concerned residents established the Kaharoa Kōkako Trust to ensure the survival of the kōkako in the Kaharoa Forest.
Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs operates a captive kiwi breeding programme alongside the BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust “Operation Nest Egg” initiative to boost numbers of kiwi in the wild.
The Manawahe Kokako Trust protect kokako in Manawahe, Rangitaiki area, through intensive pest control and monitoring.
The Matata Community Resource Centre is working to improve Matata Lagoon and Walkway.
The Friends are involved in restoration of the bush, creating recreational and educational facilities, and researching history, flora and fauna around Mount Ngongotaha, Rotorua Lakes Area.
The Nukuhou Saltmarsh Care Group aim to protect and enhance the Nukuhou Saltmarsh as a safe environment for the rare and endangered birds that live there.
NZ Landcare Trust helps communities promote and enhance sustainable land management and biodiversity by collectively caring for the land in ways that create ecological, economic and social benefits for present and future generations.
The Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project is involved in weed control and revegetation of Lake Okareka marginal strip.
The New Zealand Ornithological Society regularly monitors bird species and populations across a wide range of habitats in the Bay of Plenty.
The Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust undertakes restoration and pest control work to ensure long term survival of kiwi in Otanewainuku Forest.
The Pakihi Valley Care Group preserves native flora and fauna in the Pakihi Valley near Opotiki.
The Rotoehu Ecological Trust is a dedicated group helping protect the Pongakawa Ecological Area and its inhabitants, primarily the North Island kōkako.
The Tikitapu Pest Control Programme works to reduce rat and possum populations in order to protect the rare native mistletoe in the Tikitapu Reserve, encouraging bush regeneration and increased bird numbers
The Urban Greenspace Project aims to restore Tauranga's urban greenspaces which have become significantly infested with weeds.
Waihi Walkways' vision is to create a series of linked walkways around the Waihi District, for good health and for appreciation and enjoyment of our wonderful natural environment.
Whakatane Bird Rescue cares for sick and injured birds.
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust promotes education and advocacy for kiwi recovery in Whakatane.
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust was established for the captive management, research, rehabilitation, and public awareness of New Zealands birds of prey.
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