Who is behind the Rare Species site?

This website is a jointly funded initiative by the New Zealand Forest Owners Association (NZFOA) and the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA)

NZFFA is an association of woodlot owners whose aim is to promote the wise use of trees for profit, amenity, sustainability and the environment.

The NZFOA is an association of commercial forest growers and was set up to promote and protect forestry in New Zealand. A key part of its role is ensuring the forestry sector contributes to the economic, social and environmental aspirations of New Zealand as a whole. The association is based in Wellington, with a small satellite office in Rotorua in order to be close to Scion, the Crown Research Institute responsible for forestry research.

The FOA has a number of environmental responsibilities within forests and land nearby and helps to nurture native species and biodiversity in our forests. This website helps forest managers to care for and protect rare and endangered species of plants, lizards, bats, birds, and other precious taonga that live on the land.

The site has been developed in conjunction with a number of supporters and updates from the Department of Conservation.

For further information please get in touch here.