Te Tira Whakamātaki is an indigenous environmental not-for-profit, and this website is dedicated to sharing our stories, our research, and our solutions, as well as introducing you to the amazing people undertaking work to protect our natural heritage.
Our work to reverse the decline of our biodiversity, to restore balance to our natural world, and re-establish a reciprocal relationship with Papatūānuku (Mother Earth) is embedded in our ancestor’s knowledge of the environment, our indigenous philosophies, and science. This means we start by recognising indigenous peoples as the best guardians of not only their own lands but of all nature, and indigenous knowledge (in our case mātauranga Māori) as a legitimate knowledge system that is more complex than science.
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