Get involved

Join a trapping group

Why not join an existing trapping group in your area! There are currently over 70 community trapping and environment groups throughout the Whakatipu Basin. Complete our volunteer form, get in touch at or via the contact info listed on our Groups index.


We hold a variety of events including Trapper Natters, Talks from the Wild Side and more. You can follow us and keep up to date with goings on via our Facebook page, or by joining our newsletter.

Friends of WWT / Donate

As a non-profit organisation, we rely heavily on financial support from the public to continue and to expand our wildlife restoration and conservation work. Every contribution (no matter how small) helps us do more! 

Your donation will help us to realise the vision of a predator-free Whakatipu, full of native birdsong and wildlife.

Join our Friends of WWT with an annual donation or alternatively make a one-off donation. Thank you for your contribution and support.

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The Whakatipu Wildlife Trust welcomes sponsorship from individuals, businesses and organisations. We encourage a three year commitment in four tiers:

  • Platinum Level Sponsors: $25,000 and above
  • Gold Level Sponsors: $5,000 – 24,999.00
  • Silver Level Sponsors: $2,500 – $4,999.00
  • Bronze Level Sponsors: $500 – $2,499.00

Sponsors are linked to our social media, website, appear in signage, and at the silver and above levels in print media as sponsors. Talk to us about how we can develop signage together that tells the story of our collaboration to your visitors and the participants in your products. See our sponsors here.

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