Help Protect our Whales
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Help Protect our Whales

Thriving whales are needed for a thriving ocean.

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Eagle ray swimming

Looking after the ocean

We have a diverse range of coastal and marine environments, habitats, and species. We want to make sure it stays that way.

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Bryde's Whale

Looking after species

Working to protect taonga marine species and their habitats through research, advocacy and conservation. 

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Wind turbine

Climate action

The climate crisis affects every corner of our planet – from the poles to the tropics, and from the mountains to the oceans.

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Building traps

Conservation & Education

Inspiring and enabling New Zealanders to care for their habitats and species as part of a healthier society and economy. 

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Join us for Earth Hour 2024!

Give an hour for Earth on Saturday, March 23rd.

On this day we ask you to spend 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet.

Join us as we create the Biggest Hour for Earth. 

 

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Send a WWF Wildlife eCard

Help loved ones celebrate Valentine's Day, an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion.

Make a donation on their behalf and send them a customised eCard to let them know.

Your thoughtful gift will make a difference for nature.

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Adopt an animal

By adopting an animal through a monthly donation to WWF, you will be safeguarding the home, food, and safety of threatened and endangered species locally and globally.

 

You can adopt an albatross, penguin, dolphin or tiger. 
 

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