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Our ocean's health is in crisis

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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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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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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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Our Moana Our Future

The ocean needs our help

Unsustainable fishing, plastic pollution and climate change are pushing fragile marine species and habitats to the brink of extinction. 30% of our marine mammals and 90% of our seabird species are threatened.             
And less than 1% of our Moana is protected.

Add your name to show your support for '30x30'  - having 30% of our ocean in Marine Protected Areas by 2030.
 

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Protect our Whales

Thriving whales help create a thriving ocean.  Protecting our whales will help us mitigate the impact of climate change on the ocean and help to  restore its the health.

Whales are a sentinel species - a species that provides early warning of existing or emerging problems in the ocean environment, such as climate change. They are also important as ecosystem engineers, meaning they support the wider biodiversity and health of the ocean.

The continued existence of whales is both vital to a thriving ocean and threatened by the current and worsening state of the ocean.

 

Make a donation now to help protect our whales.

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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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Helping to revive Aotearoa’s wetlands

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