What the Foundation Does


Since 2000 we have been attracting private sector and corporate funding for conservation in New Zealand. We offer prudent fund management, transparency, assurance and accountability for those looking to invest private money in New Zealand’s natural heritage.

We hold and invest donated monies, which we then distribute to New Zealand-based conservation projects that meet our investment criteria, and monitor, measure and report on the outcomes achieved.

Our approach emphasises honesty and integrity, astute investment and financial accountability.

We manage funds strictly in accordance with our published Statement of Investment Priorities and Outcomes.

The Foundation’s services offer complete separation between philanthropic and private sector funding and the New Zealand Government’s expenditure on conservation.

We are reliant on the contributions of many donors to fund our vitally important work

Contributors range from large multi national and New Zealand corporates to schools, families and individuals. If you would like to support our work please use the payment option below to connect to our PayPal account to make a donation.

The Foundation is an IRD authorized donee organization and you will receive a formal receipt for your donation in due course.   Thank you for your generosity.

Jewelled gecko

The jewelled gecko varies in colour and pattern more than any other New Zealand gecko. It is found only in Otago and Canterbury.


Length averages 16 centimetres.

Long clawed toes are adapted to climbing the trees and bushes they live in.

Unlike most reptiles, which are silent, the jewelled gecko uses chirping and chattering communication calls and a loud croak of alarm or distress.

Jewelled gecko are active during the day and usually found in bush such as manuka.