The Environment Foundation is a charitable trust that was established in 2009 to promote the preservation, conservation, protection and enhancement of New Zealand’s natural environment for future generations. The primary focus of the Foundation is on providing high quality environmental information and training to enable people to participate more effectively in decisions affecting New Zealand’s natural environment.


The Environmental Foundation has a close association with the Environmental Defence Society Inc and draws on the skills and experience of that organisation. However, the Foundation has a distinct governance structure and separate financial arrangements.


The Environment Foundation is a registered charity and donations to it are tax deductible. The Foundation welcomes donations and bequests to fund its work.