The kiwi needs our help – but we are getting thereWhere the work is being done, kiwi populations are returning. In some parts of New Zealand, numbers are even increasing. Thanks to the wonderful work of passionate kiwi conservationists all over Aotearoa, our mission to reverse the 2% decline of the national kiwi population is within reach.
Not just surviving but thriving
Save the Kiwi works hand in hand with whānau, hapū, iwi, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, and kiwi conservation groups all over New Zealand to supercharge kiwi populations and reverse the decline of the kiwi quickly. Together we are on the brink of seeing the decline of the kiwi population reversed. Save the Kiwi funds many kiwi conservation groups and initiatives using funding sourced from local government, sponsorship partnerships, and donations from individuals.
In 2020/2021, our financial support achieved the following:
in funding was distributed to 45 projects around Aotearoa
chicks were released into kōhanga sites
hectares were protected
traps are on the ground
pests were caught
dogs were put through kiwi avoidance training
Jobs for Nature projects
The Jobs for Nature programme is investing more than $1.219 billion in jobs for 11,000 people that will restore Aotearoa’s rivers, protect precious places, and ensure our native wildlife thrives. DOC is responsible for allocating $488 million to partners and projects that will create nature-based job opportunities for approximately 4,800 people over five years.
In 2020, Save the Kiwi was announced as a recipient of $19.7 million Jobs for Nature funding which will create up to 200 full-time equivalents (FTEs) and create 110,000 hectares of kiwi-safe habitat. Kiwi conservation projects all over Aotearoa were invited to apply for funding.
We are proud to share our annual report of achievements from the last financial year, and thank every single person and organisation, both from New Zealand and further afield, who contributed to our efforts in some way.
Note: Prior to October 2021 Save the Kiwi was known as Kiwis for kiwi.