Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry


bullet2 The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

90 Ghuznee Street

P O Box 631


New Zealand



Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest national conservation organisation. The Society's mission is to preserve and protect the native plants and animals and natural features of New Zealand.

Forest and Bird is active on a wide range of conservation and environmental issues. These include the protection of native forests, tussock grasslands, wetlands, coastlines and marine ecosystems, energy and resource conservation, sustainable fisheries and sustainable land management. Forest and Bird is also involved in South Pacific rainforest conservation work and is working to ensure the protection of Antarctica from environmental damage.

Forest and Bird is not a government department and therefore relies onthe support and generosity of the public through membership subscriptions, donations and bequests for its income to fund conservation work.