Directory of New Zealand ​Environmental Organisations

In Nelson Tasman

Project Janzoon

The aim of Project Janzoon is to transform the ecological prospects of the Abel Tasman National Park over the next 30 years.

Waimea Inlet Forum

The Waimea Inlet Forum holds planting and maintenance working bees to restore native plants and ecosystems at a number of locations around Waimea Inlet, including Bell Island, Dominion Creek, Stringer Creek. Has links to Tasman and Nelson councils, statutory agencies, non-statutory groups and organisations, businesses and residents who have an interest in the Waimea Inlet and its sustainable future.

Friends of the Cobb

Friends of the Cobb is a group of Golden Bay people with a special affinity for the Cobb Valley in Kahurangi National Park who aim to protect the alpine valley’s native plants and animals.

Friends of Flora

This group has a collaborative management partnership with DOC – sharing resources and expertise for the ongoing successful management of Flora Stream catchment area in Kahurangi National Park.

Nelson Biodiversity Forum

A group of 26 member organisations who work together to identify and align actions to improve Biodiversity in the Nelson area.

Nelson Environmental Centre

The NEC aims to inform, build awareness, and to assist our community in making appropriate, practical responses to global environmental challenges, and to support environmental education for all.

Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The Birdsong Trust works in partnership with DOC, tourism operators and community to protect & enhance biodiversity and improve the visitor experience in Abel Tasman National Park.

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

The Brook Sanctuary is working to create a pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to the Nelson city centre in New Zealand. Integral to the plan is construction of a pest-proof fence to enclose the area, and to eradicate all the pest mammals within it.

Project De-Vine Golden Bay

Project De-Vine is a non-profit group established to eradicate or progressively control noxious vines throughout Golden Bay.

Keep Richmond Beautiful

This group keeps Richmond Beautiful by beautifying local parks, reserves, estuaries and creeks around Richmond, Tasman.

Titoki Nursery

Titoki Nursery is a specialist wholesale native plant nursery, growing plants in bulk quantities for conservation, re-vegetation, wetlands, farm planting, land development and shelter.

Nelson Botanical Society

Nelson Botanical Society welcomes anyone with an interest in native plants to join their activities, from complete beginners to those with knowledge to share.  Members include expert botanists and other enthusiasts who are generous with their knowledge and can help you to identify native plants.

Otuwhero Trust

The Otuwhero Valley has a high diversity of landscape and ecosystems, with streams, estuary, alluvial flats, and hills combining to produce an area high in conservation values. It is a stronghold for banded rail and fernbird, and hosts an important whitebait spawning area.


Department of Conservation

DOC is the NZ government department tasked with protecting New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.

Landcare Research

The core purpose of Landcare Research to drive innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources.

Ornithological Society of NZ

Birds New Zealand is committed to the study of birds and their habitat use within New Zealand.

Forest & Bird

Formed in 1923, Forest & Bird has about 70,000 supporters in 50 branches that work on a variety of conservation activities, from re-forestation to lobbying, bird monitoring to weed-busting.

Project Crimson

Project Crimson was established In partnership with the Department of conservation to fight for the survival of the pohutukawa.

Fish & Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats, in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters

New Zealand Botanical Society

The NZBS encourages the study of botany and disseminates knowledge about, and encourage interest in, the flora of New Zealand.

Nature Space

Nature Space, a website for groups, individuals and landowners undertaking ecological restoration in New Zealand has an excellent resource page. It’s full of helpful advice, guides and links

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

The goals of the BPCT are to promote the conservation and enhancement of indigenous biodiversity and sustainable land management on Banks Peninsula.

Bay Conservation Alliance

Bay Conservation Alliance supports Community led conservation in the Bay of Plenty.

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay is committed to working with our communities, agencies and businesses to ensure that Hawke’s Bay’s biodiversity is enhanced, healthy and functioning.

Wild for Taranaki

Wild for Taranaki is the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust, a regional hub supporting the conservation and restoration efforts of over 45 member groups and organisations across Taranaki.