Introducing the Foundation

OUR FOUNDATION WILL HELP YOU CREATE A LIVING LEGACY

We do this by investing in future-focused conservation projects that make our world a better place. New Zealand is a world leader in conservation and species management, renowned for its innovations, operations and techniques.

We are good at saving species — the Chathams Island robin, takahē, kākapo, kōkako, kiwi — and we are good at preserving and restoring habitats. One of the biggest challenges NZ conservation programmes face is funding.

INVESTING IN CONSERVATION FOR THE FUTURE

The New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation's primary role is to facilitate opportunities for individuals and businesses to contribute towards conserving New Zealand’s natural heritage — its landscapes and the native plants and animals that live among them.

We call it conservation philanthropy. We invite you to join us.

Kea

Found in alpine environments of the South Island. Kea are a protected species. They are the world's only alpine parrot, and one of the most intelligent birds. 

Description

Standing height averages 48 centimetres.

Average weight 0.8–1 kilogram.

Mostly olive-green plumage. Long, curved, grey upper beak.

Its intelligence and curiosity enables it to search for food in harsh alpine landscapes.