Enhancing biodiversity in our iconic landscapes

Te Manahuna Aoraki is a large-scale conservation project focused on restoring the natural landscapes and threatened species of the magnificent upper Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park.

The project will enhance biodiversity across 310,000 hectares of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes, including braided river systems, high country farmland and alpine habitats. This was the Foundation’s third joint venture with DOC and the most ambitious.

NEXT Foundation,  the Department of Conservation , Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, Te Rūnanga o Waihao and Te Rūnanga o Moeraki are the project’s founding partners. They are joined by high country landowners, and investors Aotearoa Foundation, Jasmine Social Investments, Global Wildlife Conservation and Predator Free 2050 Ltd and other government agencies together with the wider community.


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