Forest Growers Levy Trust

Funding support for this website is provided by the Forest Growers Levy Trust. Funds are raised from all harvested logs via a commodity levy. The funds are used to help advance the New Zealand plantation forestry industry.

Farm Forestry Association

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (FFA) was formed in 1957 and currently has over 2,000 members. It is committed to supporting farmers with small forestry blocks to develop and maintain sustainable land management practices. The FFA has members across 27 regional branches, and provides a vast amount of information and web resources. They promotes the wise use of trees on New Zealand farms for profit, amenity, sustainability and the environment.


Wildlands are a progressive ecological consultancy committed to providing high quality ecological information, advice and technical services to a wide range of clients, including government departments, regional councils, district councils, large corporations, other consultancy firms, private landowners and businesses. The company has a very strong focus on the planning and implementation of ecological restoration. Wildlands have provided extensive advice in updating this website since 2005 when it was first launched.

Kiwis for kiwi

Kiwis for kiwi role is to provide funding and support for the many community and whānau, hapū and iwi-led groups dedicated to increasing kiwi numbers, protecting precious kiwi populations from predators and restoring the health of their natural environment.

Our mission is: To enable kiwi to flourish in their natural habitat forever by supporting kiwi conservation projects with funding, access to expert knowledge, training and education, and by igniting a passion in all New Zealanders to join in the fight to save our national icon, becoming Kiwis for kiwi.


The Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust was established in Rotorua in 1992. The centre’s core purpose is a commitment to conservation of the threatened kārearea, the New Zealand falcon. Wingspan works to support wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds.

Wingspan also uses advocacy and research to identify and understand the long-term sustainability reasons for decline in wild populations, and using this evidence to promote actions to reverse this decline. Wingspan is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close.

Kea Conservation Trust

The Kea Conservation Trust was set up over ten years ago to assist in conservation of wild kea (Nestor notabilis) in their natural habitat and to increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of those kea held in captive facilities within New Zealand. Our vision is to ensure an enriched and sustainable future for both wild and captive kea populations for the long-term benefit of all New Zealanders. The work we do includes field research, education and advocacy, and threat mitigation.

EcoGecko Consultants

Trent Bell is the principal herpetologist at EcoGecko Consultants. The work they undertake includes assessment of environmental effects, surveying, development of lizard management plans, and mitigation activities required for consent conditions. EcoGecko is developing guidelines for lizards and geckos to include on this website. They provide ecological services to regional and city councils, government agencies, and private landowners. EcoGecko worked on the NZ Lizards Database found here.

Department of Conservation

The first version of this threatened species guide was developed by the NZ Forest Owners Association (NZFOA) with funding from the Biodiversity Advice Fund which was managed by the Department of Conservation in 2005. The fund has been replaced with the Community Fund which DOC uses to support community groups working in conservation.