Valleys Project

Valley landscape
Photo Credit: Valleys Project

Protecting birdlife against pests through significant yet affordable conservation projects

Anyone who spends time in the New Zealand bush knows how dreadfully quiet it has become. It is no news that our birdlife is in decline and many native species are on the brink of extinction.
There is a growing realisation amongst New Zealanders that we can’t just sit back and “let the government do it”. If we want to preserve our natural heritage, Kiwis have to get out there and help, and also to contribute financially.

With projects already established in Fiordland’s Cozette, Iris and Irene Valleys, the Valleys Project offers private individuals and corporates the opportunity to undertake significant yet affordable conservation projects in partnership with DOC and the New Zealand Nature Fund. These projects aim to adjust the balance in favour of our birdlife by trapping predators in areas currently without any control measures. They will combine strategically with DOC’s mammalian pest control work and with existing Valleys Projects to become part of a greater whole.

We seek to involve like-minded individuals who would enjoy the opportunity to visit remote areas regularly, and who are prepared to contribute financially to conservation work. There is the opportunity to give your time in the backcountry a real purpose, enjoy companionship and the satisfaction that comes from being involved in a worthwhile endeavour.

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Help us protect our native birdlife

cozette burn
Donate to Cozette Burn The Valleys Projects pilot with 520 traps distributed in 32km of traplines. Whio numbers have doubled since 2016.
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iris burn
Donate to Iris Burn A beautiful valley forming part of the Kepler Track. Alumni from the Auckland University Tramping Club rekindled their friendships and began trapping this area in 2019.
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irenve valley
Donate to Irene Valley A magnificent Fiordland valley draining into Charles Sound. Home to a wide range of native species. The Valleys Project started here in 2020 with 30km of traps.
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If you or your business would like to know more about taking your contribution to the next level, please complete this form, or call us on +64 21 541 467.