Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 New Zealand Native Forests Restoration Trust

PO Box 80-007

Green Bay


New Zealand



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


Founded in 1980, the NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust is New Zealand`s leading organisation involved in forest restoration.

Since then, the Trust has acquired land at the rate of 250ha a year to protect important species, restore their habitats and to improve the quality of our waterways. It now has 25 reserves throughout the North Island with a total of nearly 6,000ha of protected native forests.

As always, ongoing costs of reserve maintenance need to be met and such help is constantly sought and highly valued. If you would like to lend a hand in any way, please contact us.

The Trust works in co-operation with other organizations where help is needed. In 1989 the Trust helped the Department of Conservation to replant margins of the Whangamarino wetland with kahikatea. In addition, it participated in the first replanting of the newly-saved Gammons Block in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest, along with the very active Tauranga Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. In the Waikato and King Country the Trust has assisted several District Councils with tree-planting and combined with the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust and the Regional Council to gain protection of other areas.