The Soar Initiative provides support at a national, local and individual level to help New Zealand’s nature soar ahead...
On the north coast of Dunedin, Orokonui has become a flagship biodiversity project and a leading destination for visitors keen to experience the 307 hectares of protected Coastal Otago forest.
We love what the team at Orokonui are doing and are proud to support their efforts. While they have staff working full time now, volunteers founded the sanctuary – and it’s still reliant on the good work of those helping out with track maintenance, weed control, fence supervision and pest monitoring.
Topflite has been supporting Forest & Bird for over a decade now. We consider their work ‘giving nature a voice’ to be of huge importance to the future of our country and we’re proud to assist these efforts.
Since 1948 Forest & Bird has been helping protect our most precious places and animals.
They’ve helped create and extend a number of national parks, high country parks and marine reserves and campaigned to have Te Wāhipounamu recognised as a World Heritage site. From halting the logging of publicly owned native forests to pest control initiatives, species protection to water conservation to land restoration, they’ve worked hard to speak for the trees, the animals and the future generations ahead.
The Kākāpō Recovery Programme is run by the Department of Conservation thanks to the combined efforts of scientists, rangers, volunteers and donors.
With just over 200 Kākāpō alive today this work is crucial in protecting the critically endangered native parrot. These nocturnal flightless birds were almost extinct after the introduction of cats, rats, stoats and other predators to NZ. However since the Kākāpō Recovery Programme began in 1995 this beautiful bird has been pulled back from the edge of extinction. Kākāpō now live on four small predator-free islands, and we’re proud to support the hard work protecting these sanctuaries.