Infobox Non-profit
Non-profit_name =TerraNature
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Non-profit_type = New Zealand incorporated charitable trust
founded_date = 12 September 2000
founder = Graeme Woodhouse
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location = Auckland, New Zealand
area_served = New Zealand
origins =
key_people = Graeme Woodhouse, Chair
focus = Nature conservation
method = Public awareness, advocacy
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homepage = [http://terranature.org/ TerraNature]
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TerraNature is a New Zealand environmental organisation, and is an incorporated charitable trust located in Auckland.

The Trust is dedicated to land and marine conservation, native habitat restoration, protection of endangered species, and reduction in the loss of New Zealand's unique biodiversity.

TerraNature works to provide a greater public awareness of environmental issues in New Zealand, and the international importance of the nation's 'edge ecology' which evolved in isolation for 80 million years, and is a biological treasure chest with the world's largest collection of flightless birds, living fossils of reptiles and frogs that predate the dinosaurs, gigantism in insects, and 80 percent endemism in plants.

TerraNature is also working to establish deep-sea marine reserves, initially along a chain of seamounts on the Kermadec Ridge. Associated with this is the Trust's opposition to deep seabed mineral mining that is proposed on seamounts, and provision of a greater awareness of whale migration through the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, the impact of anthropogenic ocean noise on marine animals, and the need for legislation to regulate natural resources in the deep-sea.

upporting organisation

TerraNature is informally affiliated with, and supported by Terra Nature Fund, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation based in San Francisco. The two organisations are jointly managed and share the [http://terranature.org/ TerraNature] website. Terra Nature Fund is designated by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organisation, which allows United States taxpayers with an interest in supporting New Zealand conservation, to make tax-free donations.

External links

* [http://terranature.org/ TerraNature] official website.


* [http://terranature.org/about_us.htm TerraNature about us]

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