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It’s all in our name — ‘Kiwis for kiwi’ is about saving New Zealand’s national bird. It’s a big job, so we focus our work where we know we’ll make the biggest difference.

The top priority is to increase The Kiwi Trust’s income so that we can fund more on-the-ground kiwi work and keep providing practical support and tools for community kiwi projects.

A one-stop shop

One thing we do is provide everything you need or want to know about kiwi—from information on how to donate money, set up a project, or monitor kiwi calls, to ideas for bringing kiwi into classrooms to inspire young minds.

We’re also the top source of factual information about these fascinating birds.

You can find out about kiwi research and how we’re improving key recovery tools, such as Operation Nest Egg and Kohunga Kiwi, where young birds live safely until big enough to better defend themselves against predators.

And you can find out about our training for dogs, a major killer of adult kiwi. The training teaches the dogs to leave kiwi alone.

It’s also all about people

We couldn’t do what we do to save kiwi if it wasn’t for people’s generosity with donations—both from corporate New Zealand and individual Kiwis.

We value our partnership—we are Kiwis in this together.

Find out more about what we do

Jobs for Nature funding updates »

On 17 September 2020, the Ministry of Conservation announced a multi-million-dollar cash injection into kiwi conservation efforts.  

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Case studies »

We fund community-, iwi-, hapū- and whānau-led kiwi conservation groups from the Far North to Stewart Island. Here are just a few examples of how we're helping them keep kiwi safe.

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Saving the Kiwi »

We’re working with community-led kiwi conservation groups, iwi, DOC, landowners, businesses and Kiwis across the country to increase kiwi populations by 2% per year. Here you can read about what we’re doing, how we got here, and how it’s all progressing.

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Conservation funding grants »

The Kiwi Trust funds kiwi projects across the country, supporting community-based kiwi conservation groups to help protect kiwi and their habitats.

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Who are Kiwis for kiwi? »

Kiwis for kiwi are a large and diverse bunch of people

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How we’re saving kiwi »

Saving kiwi takes many forms—including research, controlling predators and looking after the forests they live in.