The Geoconservation Trust Aotearoa Pacific

Protecting New Zealand’s unique, fragile, and world-class geological features in an environmentally and culturally rich landscape.

Geoconservation highlights the abiotic realm as the foundation for biodiversity, expanding the field of conservation to include geology, alongside flora and fauna.

Our participation in the fields of geodiversity, geoheritage and geoethics aims to contribute to the global movement for geoconservation.

Landscapes + Conservation = Geoconservation

Aotearoa New Zealand’s renown landscapes are globally attributed with high aesthetic values, and in Maori culture maunga and awa (mountains and rivers) possess mauri (life force) and are central to indigenous identity.

Such significant land features are increasingly being given the legal status of personhood. Geoconservation is complimentary to this process.