The 2022 funding round for the WWF-New Zealand Conservation and Education Fund closed in September. We received applications from many exciting community and educational projects, unfortunately more than we could fund.
The Allocation panel had a very tough job selecting 18 projects.
- The Halo Project (Source to Sea) – waterways, wetlands and forest habitat in Coastal Otago
- Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Charitable Trust – restore limestone ecosystems, wetlands and springs that surround Māori rock art sites at Opihi
- Tasman Environmental Trust – Pest Free Onetahua Farewell Spit
- Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust – leadership of Hoiho Recovery programme
- Whenua Iti Outdoors – expanding community plant nursery and educational trapline
- Bushy Park Trust – reintroduction of titipounamu/rifleman to Bushy Park Tarapuruhi
- Pukaha Mount Bruce Board – increase population of yellow crowned kākāriki in reserve
- Kaharoa Kokako Trust – pest control in Kaharoa Conservation Area to protect kokako population
- Burnside Primary School – continuing the Bring Back Boulder Butterfly project
- Biological Husbandry Unit Organics Trust – action-based ecology and horticulture education for urban youth
- WAI Wānaka – protect endangered fishes species (flatheads and Oleria) within Tyre Gulley
- ECOED Trust – increasing the population of North Island brown kiwi in the Kaweka Forest Park
- Bream Head Te Whara Conservation Trust – Bream Head Scenic Reserve native tree habitat restoration and educational nursery
- Mountains To Sea Wellington Trust – educational aspects of Love Rimurimu (seaweed regeneration project)
- Pauanui Dune Protection Society – restore natural dune at Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel
- Weed Action Native Habitat Restoration Trust – assisting Ngāti Pukenga ki Pakikaikutu to restore whenua
- Native Bird Rescue Charitable Trust – kororā / little blue penguin rehabilitation Waiheke Island
- Whitebait Connection – community-led freshwater conservation action
Congratulations to all successful applicants. WWF-New Zealand provides this funding to communities and environmental educators in partnership with The Tindall Foundation.