Welcome to the website of Bay Conservation Alliance. We are an Incorporated Society and registered charity that includes four established community conservation groups, themselves registered charities in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Bay Conservation Alliance provides support to expand the existing work of its members, and in the future plans to help them to develop new, larger, landscape scale conservation projects.

The immediate goal is the creation of an organisation that can assist largely volunteer-run ecological restoration and conservation community groups. We will deliver this by providing a professional support team tasked with ‘taking the load’ off volunteers so that they can get on with practical field work.

Bay Conservation Alliance was formed in 2016, and we have now begun our mission to provide advocacy and assistance to our member groups. In 2017 we appointed Michelle Elborn as CEO to help develop the organisation. As capacity and expertise grows, additional membership will become available, with a view to offering support for conservation projects throughout the Bay of Plenty. 

Member Groups

Aongatete Forest Project
Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society
Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust
Uretara Estuary Managers