Bay Conservation Alliance formed in 2016. We are an Incorporated Society aiming to promote and support community groups and organisations protecting and enhancing the natural environment, through the delivery of professional support services. The intent is to lighten the load on groups, so they can focus on and enjoy the hands-on aspects of conservation work.


The services we are developing include:

  • Administration and accounts
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and marketing
  • Education
  • Operational management
  • Volunteer management
  • Training
  • Coordination of activities like working bee’s and events
  • Advocacy


Bay Conservation Alliance has been formed by four foundation members, who are active conservation groups in the Western Bay:

· Aongatete Forest Restoration

· Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society

· Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust

· Uretara Estuary Managers Inc.

The vision is for groups to maintain their own identify but to be able to seek support and operate in a more collaborative way, enriching conservation and community outcomes.


Want to get involved?

We’d love to see more people getting behind local conservation efforts. To do this you could:

  • volunteer your time and join a local group
  • make a donation to support more positive work
  • encourage your existing group to become a Bay Conservation Member and gain support
  • start up a new group as a Bay Conservation Member and gain support


Contact Bay Conservation Alliance to see how you can get involved. Together we can make a much needed and valuable difference.




We are a registered charitable trust and rely on the generosity of our supporters and the efforts of our trustees, all of whom are volunteers in our member groups.

Developing the Alliance requires significant funds, which presently are sourced from local and regional government, as well as from philanthropic organisations. A significant part of the Alliance’s early work will be the development of long term, sustainable funding sources to enable it to create the support organisation its members are seeking.

For  information about our existing supporters, please click see our supporters page.

In the future we hope to provide support to as many conservation groups and projects as possible within the Bay of Plenty, bringing people together and ensuring longevity for smaller organisations. If you would like to help, or are interested in becoming a member please contact us for more information.