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IntRODuctIOnTomarkthetwentyyearanniversaryoftheWingspanBirdsofPreyTrustWingspanhasdevelopedastrategicplantoguideitsworkintothefuture.ThedevelopmentofthisstrategicplanhasbeenundertakeninrecognitionthatofthebirdsofpreythatarefoundinNewZealandthegeographicrangeofthex18Kareareax19NewZealandfalconhasbeengreatlyreducedanditisnowclassix1eedinNewZealandasthreatenedwiththeriskofextinctioninthewildnewinformationsuggeststhatthex18Rurux19moreporkmaybeindeclinethex18Kahux19AustralasianharrierisourcommonestnativeraptorbutlittleunderstoodandasNewZealandx19smostrecentlysettlednativespeciestheBarnowldeservesattention.Clearlyactionisrequired.AsthepreeminentraptorconservationorganisationinNewZealandWingspanistheorganisationbestplacedtospearheadthisaction.Ourstrategicplanoutlinesourvisiongoalandfourkeyresultareasforthetrust.ThisisunderpinnedbyourbeliefthatbecausebirdsofpreyrequireahealthyenvironmentthecreationofanenvironmentallysustainableNewZealandisasimportantasdirectconservationactionaimedatspecies.Wingspanbelievesthattheconservationoftheuniqueculturalheritagesurroundingbirdsofpreyisalsoofvitalimportanceparticularlytheirsignix1ecancetotangatawhenuaandotherNewZealanders.Wingspanrecognisesthatpartnershipsarevitaltoachievingitsgoal.DevelopingpartnershipsbetweenWingspanandotherlike-mindedorganisationsiscentraltoourstrategicplan.OnlybyworkingtogethercanwerealisethevisionofanenvironmentallysustainableNewZealandthatnotonlybenex1etsbirdsofpreybutalsoprovidesforgeneralsocietalwellbeing.DebbieStewartExecutiveDirector