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Biodiversity credits

Protecting our endangered species and helping rewild Aotearoa

New Zealand has the highest proportion of threatened endemic species on the planet.

Biodiversity credits turn your investment into vital action to protect endagered species and rewild Aoteoroa.

Kea are listed as nationally endangered, with the estimated population remaining at less than 3,000-7,000 birds. They are extremely intelligent and are the world's only alpine parrot.

Biodiversity credits

Whio is a true taonga (treasured) species of New Zealand. They are our only endemic mountain duck and one of three riverine duck species worldwide, making them rarer than some species of Kiwi.

Mohua are endemic to the South Island and are nationally endangered.


Their population is less than 5,000 and continues to decline.

Partner: Southern Lakes Sancturary


Region: Matukituki Valley

Area Protected: 33 ha


Price / credit: $700

Partner: Eastern Whio Link


Region: Waioweka Gorge

Area Protected: 100m/credit

Price / credit: $200

Partner: Southern Lakes Sancturary


Region: Makarora

Area Protected: 15 ha/credit

Price / credit: $200

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How do our biodiveristy credits work? 

Your biodiversity credits directly fund:

Biodiversity credits provide financial backing for conservationists and landowners who are taking action but require funding to scale up their projects.


The funds from your biodiversity credit purchase go to funding for pest control; it is not a payment for a quantified increase in biodiversity.


This means that funding comes before the action, so no finance is needed to bridge the gap to action, and the biodiversity benefit is 100% additional:


  • The credit focus is on the ‘doing’ rather than killing. For example, we quantify hectares of habitat protected rather than number of pests killed. 

  • There are different types of biodiversity credits, with each credit type representing its own biodiversity action and having a different methodology. 

  • We only partner with projects of the highest quality that guarantee impact through their NGO status.

  • 90% of your funds go directly to conservation action on the ground. 

Monitoring equipment

Bait, lure and traps

Field crew wages

Project delivery



Many landowners want to support biodiversity but lack funding for one of the key actions that enhance biodiversity, pest control.

Kiwi individuals, companies and investors want to restore biodiversity with transparency around their impact.

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