Hiking New Zealand is committed to putting something back into the New Zealand wilderness.
For many years we donated $5 per client to the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust gifting over $75,000. This fund has contributed to assist with the conservation of Hector's dolphin - one of the rarest marine dolphins in the world, found only in New Zealand waters. We often view these playful dolphins on our trips and hope they will still be there in the years to come.
New Zealand is one of the world's great hotspots for marine mammals. Of 77 species of dolphins and whales worldwide, 35 are recorded from our shores. New Zealand has some of the world's most accessible whale and dolphin populations. Research by Trustees, and research supported by the Trust, has provided a wealth of new knowledge, uncovered significant conservation problems and has made a major contribution to finding solutions to these problems. Yet only the surface has been scratched - there are many opportunities for trail-blazing research with a clear ecological and conservation focus. The purpose of New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust is to foster such research, to fill some of the gaps in our knowledge and to ensure effective conservation of these remarkable animals.
"We welcome support from innovative and environmentally aware companies like Hiking New Zealand" Dr. Liz Slooten.
For the latest news and updates visit NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust.