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    Nicola Toki with a kākāpō

    Nicola Toki has an impressive history of conservation leadership and advocacy for New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places, including during her first role at Forest & Bird as a Conservation Advocate from 2010-2012.

    Having worked in a range of roles across the private and public sector, Toki is a well-known champion for New Zealand’s natural world and has a deep understanding of the environmental management challenges and opportunities in this country.

    Over the past decade or more, Nicola has worked in conservation leadership roles in the agribusiness industry, the Predator Free New Zealand movement, as the Department of Conservation’s Threatened Species Ambassador, and has represented New Zealand at international biodiversity science and policy meetings. She comes to Forest & Bird from a senior leadership role in the Department of Conservation as the Operations Director for the Eastern South Island.  

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