About The Alliance
The Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance is changing the way we do conservation through an innovative collaboration between iwi, central and local government working across 3.4 million hectares of land and ocean at the top of New Zealand's South Island.
The Alliance was formed in 2017 with the aim to collaborate on work to help people and nature thrive. Its vision aims to see South Island's extraordinary natural heritage flourishing, having been restored over large areas, including where people live. We also aspire for people to live, care for, and benefit from the environment in ways that bolster natural ecology and the communities that live within them.
The scale and ambition of the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance is unprecedented in New Zealand. To help with this challenge, the Alliance has enlisted the support of The Nature Conservancy to become an exemplar for landscape-scale conservation work.
The Project Dashboard
Since 2017, the Alliance has supported 13 projects across 3.4 million hectares around the top of the South Island. To showcase the wide-ranging projects that are under the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance umbrella, check out the interactive dashboard below.