Follow the Endangered Species Foundation's journey in setting up a conservation fund for New Zealand's rarest of the rare - critically endangered fauna and flora on the brink of extinction. The future of New Zealand's most vulnerable is uncertain - nearly 4,000 indigenous species are in danger of being lost. We we have a chance to pledge our commitment and support to protect our extraordinary species and unique habitats, now and into the future. We are committed to preserving the rarest of the rare, by funding results orientated conservation projects, with the support of New Zealanders like you.

Friday, 7 July 2017

A strategy for ESF's Ambassadors

A strategy for ESF's Ambassador's Club has been planned for some time. Several drafts were reviewed by Trustees and some of our Ambassadors, ensuring the final document is fit for purpose.

The Ambassadors strategy is a brief, practical and to the point two-pager designed for busy professionals who kindly wish to help when they can. It focuses on three objectives:
1. Grow Ambassador Club membership
2. Raise public awareness of ESF
3. Fundraise.

All our Ambassadors should have received their strategy by email. (If you haven't received yours, perhaps we don't have your current email address.)

Please contact Liz at if you would like a copy (or to update your contact details), or if you are thinking of becoming an Ambassador.

Jane Goodall endorses the Endangered Species Foundation

The ESF team was delighted to receive the following endorsement from conservation's own godmother. Dame Jane Goodall has long been one of the world's greatest conservation advocates, and, no doubt, an inspiration to us all.

"The Endangered Species Foundation is working very hard to prevent any further extinctions in New Zealand, a place where so much has already been lost, and where nearly 4,000 species found nowhere else remain in some danger of extinction. I applaud the attention they give to all species - not just the large charismatic birds and mammals, but also the less well known species of invertebrates, fungi, lichens, lizards, plants, amphibians, and even seaweeds. Their endeavour to provide sustainable support to essential conservation programmes is particularly important in a world where resources for conservation are scarce and all too often are available only for too-short a time. I wish them, and the species they support, all the success they deserve in this innovative project.” Dame Jane Goodall

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

ESFNZ Brochure

Did you know that the ESFNZ has an excellent brochure? If you would like a copy, please contact our Support Officer at

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Follow Us On Twitter!

Follow the ESFNZ on Twitter @ ‪#‎endangerednz‬ 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

NZ's Ten Most Endangered Species

1. Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hector maui)
2. Canterbury knobbled weevil (Hadramphus tuberculatus)
3. Mokohinau stag beetle (Geodorcus ithaginis)
4. Quillwort (Isoetes aff. kirkii)
5. New Zealand fairy tern (Sternula nereis davisae)
6. Limestone cress (Pachycladon exilis)
7. Chesterfield skink (Oligosoma aff. infrapunctatum)
8. Coastal pepper cress (Lepidium banks)
9. Eyelash seaweed (Dione arcuata)
10. Dune swale daphne (Pimelea act)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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