We need your help – donate today to help save the kiwi

Aotearoa used to be home to millions of kiwi. Today, there are only 68,000. Save the Kiwi is on a mission to rebuild the kiwi population – but we need your help. Can you imagine New Zealand without the kiwi? Neither can we. Please join the cause to save the kiwi.

Every dollar counts

Adopt a kiwi

$25 could feed a kiwi chick

While kiwi chicks stay at our incubation facility until they’re big enough to be released into the wild, they eat a special diet filled with vitamins and minerals that will help them thrive. Just $25 will feed a kiwi chick for their entire stay, ensuring they’re in the best condition possible before ‘release day’.

Dog Training

$50 could train one dog to avoid kiwi

Dogs are one of the biggest risks to adult kiwi. Just $50 could help a farmer, hunter, or pet owner put their dog through kiwi avoidance training and reduce the likelihood of it harming a kiwi in the wild.


$100 could help protect one kiwi

95% of kiwi chicks that hatch in the wild will never reach adulthood. Just $100 could help provide predator control over 10 hectares for an entire year – enough to protect a kiwi.


$250 could buy one DOC 250 trap

Stoats and ferrets are the biggest threats to wild kiwi, but it can be hard to catch them. $250 could buy one DOC 250 trap which is big and grunty enough to kill a stoat or ferret.

Field cameras

$500 could buy two field cameras

Predators can be very clever – and very elusive. $500 could buy two field cameras which will help us understand if predators like stoats, ferrets, and feral cats are present in habitat where kiwi live. Field cameras also help us better-understand trap-shy pests, so we can tweak our trapping practices and be better at keeping kiwi safe.

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Every dollar donated will help save the kiwi

If every New Zealander donated just a few dollars to Save the Kiwi, together we would be well on our way to restoring the kiwi population. Every dollar counts.

Kiwi Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund

To guarantee the future population growth of the kiwi, the Save the Kiwi Endowment Fund gives generous donors the opportunity to directly invest into the future of our national icon. Managed by Jarden and supported by patrons Sir John Key and Helen Clark, the Save the Kiwi Endowment Fund will ensure that predator control, training, the development of more kōhanga sites and incubation and crèching facilities, and other kiwi conservation initiatives will be guaranteed long into the future.


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Leave a gift in your will

Want to leave a legacy that will really make a difference? Leaving a gift in your will to Save the Kiwi is a wonderful way to contribute to the return of the kiwi all over New Zealand even when you’re not here to see it.


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Migrant investor donations

If you are looking to emigrate to New Zealand via an investor business migration visa and you fit within one of the two investor visa categories (Investor 2 or Investor Plus), part of your investment can be donated as philanthropic gifts to registered charities like Save the Kiwi.