Forest & Bird
Forest & Bird is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation – protecting wildlife and wild places, on land and in the sea, since 1923. We’ve helped establish protected areas, put an end to logging publicly-owned native forests, and helped prevent species such as the kākāpō and kōkako from becoming extinct.
“We imagine a New Zealand with rivers safe to swim in, forests alive with birdsong, and the magical world beneath the seas thriving with life.”
Forest & Bird Chief Executive Kevin Hague
It was the most ambitious and logistically challenging island restoration project to date. The aim in 2015: to turn some of the world’s rarest birds back from a path to extinction by removing introduced predators from remote French Polynesian islands. Now the birds are truly bouncing back, giving hope for future restorations.