A sustainable future for the Hochstetter’s Frog

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is delighted to announce a new habitat restoration project in partnership with Mondelēz International.

Working with the Auckland Council at the Waitākere Ranges, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Mondelēz International will build a sustainability program for the endangered Hochstetter’s Frog.

The project will restore and protect native habitats, improve water quality, reduce the risk of pest predators and raise awareness within the local community.

The Hochstetter’s Frog is classified as an at-risk, declining species due to habitat destruction, disease spread, herbicides and pesticides. They are also exposed to predation from cats, rats, hedgehogs and possums.


The restoration project will also be driven by Mondelēz International’s 102 employees in New Zealand, who will support the project through their internal volunteering program.

“With over one hundred employees in New Zealand, Mondelēz International is committed to supporting the communities where our products are sold and consumed, so we’re excited to work with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand in this capacity,” said Cara Liebrock, Managing Director, New Zealand, Mondelēz International.

“Cadbury Freddo Frog is an iconic Kiwi product, so our people are proud to be supporting an animal that is not only close to our hearts, but the hearts of Kiwis more broadly.”

The restoration project will largely focus on Baker Stream and will commence in April.