About Us

Dunedin enjoys an invaluable natural heritage that pertains to the town's culture. It boasts a rare diversity of landscapes, habitats and wildlife, often directly in its core. This should not be taken for granted and our mission is to help safeguard this special environment for future generations.

We work together with local stakeholders to secure, regenerate and preserve land of ecological importance; lead conservation projects that protect native species; and control invasive alien species in sensitive areas.

We help shape environmental laws through our submissions to local, regional and central governments on conservation issues that matter to Dunedin and coastal Otago communities.

We raise public awareness about local conservation issues through guest speaker talks, field trips and KCC activities for kids. View upcoming events and the Branch program. To keep updated follow us on Facebook.

Local Projects

The Branch is currently working on the following conservation projects in and around Dunedin:

The Branch also owns and manages the Moore's Bush Reserve in Dunedin and the Lenz Reserve in the Catlins.

Get Involved

We are always eager for new volunteers and members. If you wish to get involved in conservation in and around Dunedin, contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Beatrice.Lee@actrix.co.nz

We are currently looking for:

  • keen, committed volunteers to serve on the Branch Committee, which is composed of 12 active members and meets monthly 
  • volunteer parents who can reenergise the local KCC membership and organize/lead local nature events for children. If you are one of these fabulous parents, we want to hear from you: dunedin@kcc.org.nz

Dunedin Issues

Local issues we become involved in are ones of environmental concern, often involving submissions to Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council annual plans. Projects we look after are typically related to the revegetation of particular reserves or the removal of invasive species.