The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is a national environmental group involved in a wide range of charitable work.
Known as ‘Forest and Bird’ for short, it is registered as an incorporated society with charitable status and has around 40,000 members – plus 6,000 junior members in its Kiwi Conservation Club.
Its main purpose is to preserve and protect the indigenous plants and animals and natural features of New Zealand, for the benefit of the public, including future generations.
Forest and Bird has had a long standing partnership with DOC and whose primary role in the Kākāpō Recovery Programme is to administer the Threatened Species Trust funds. In addition, it takes an active interest in the welfare of the birds and the long-term survival of the species.
For more information see the Forest and Bird web site.