Bay Conservation Alliance
The emergence of Bay Conservation Alliance (BCA) has been driven by four active community-led conservation groups in the Western Bay of Plenty. These are Aongatete Forest Project, Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society, Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust and the Uretara Estuary Managers. The groups shared the aspiration of looking at ways to support and sustain community-led environmental restoration and nature conservation, whilst lightening the load on the day to day operations.
BCA is now tasked to provide shared support services to existing and future members; to increase collaboration; to help increase funding investment in conservation, and to work towards landscape scale environmental restoration and nature conservation.
Established in 2016, BCA works closely with councils, DOC, iwi and other organisations to help preserve and enhance our amazing native wildlife and natural environment.
In 2019, Bay Conservation Alliance was supported by the J Friis, J Abbot and E Olsen Funds.