Bay Conservation Alliance
There are a vast number of small community-based conservation groups found throughout New Zealand working hard on key issues facing our natural environment, such as animal pest control, native tree planting and habitat restoration. Most of these groups struggle with administration, fundraising and volunteer burnout.
Bay Conservation Alliance was established in 2016 with a focus on providing support and help to these groups to expand the existing work of its members and to develop new, larger, and more complex conservation projects.
They will work closely with councils, DOC, iwi and other organisations to help preserve and enhance our amazing native wildlife and natural environment.
The immediate goal is the creation of an organisation that can assist largely volunteer-run ecological restoration/conservation community groups by providing a professional support team tasked with ‘taking the load’ off volunteers so that they can get on with practical field work.
The Bay Conservation Alliance is in its infancy, and Acorn funding is supporting the organisation’s start-up costs.
In 2017, Bay Conservation Alliance was supported by the J Friis Fund.