The Kea in flight is a potent symbol of empowerment and freedom. This inspiring and majestic bird and many other species rely on our proactively conserving biodiverse regions. Corballis Communication is a keen supporter of saving biodiversity in our threatened natural environment and contributes annually to named organisations that undertake conservation projects of Earth defence battles.

The Kea Conservation Trust

The kea (Nestor notabilis) is found in the mountains of New Zealand – it is the world’s only mountain parrot. Sociable and smart, they have learnt to survive their harsh habitat using extraordinary curiosity and an omnivorous diet. Many people have seen them as a nuisance, so numbers have sharply depleted. The  kea is an endangered species. The Kea Conservation Trust helps conserve wild kea in their natural habitat. It is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (registration number CC29701) in New Zealand.

Tony Corballis lived in NZ’s Southerns Alps in the 1980s and is both a lover of the kea and a strong voice for habitat conservation efforts.

The Orangutan Foundation International

Orangutans are found in Southeast Asia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. They are the most vivid example today of a species threatened by human expansion and depletion of biodiverse regions for exploitation. Orangutans are mostly found in peat swamp forests, tropical heath forests, and mixed dipterocarp forests. They eat ripe fruit, young leaves, bark, flowers, honey, insects, vines, and the inner shoots of plants. Along with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, orangutans are remarkably similar to humans in terms of anatomy, physiology, and behaviour.

Deforestation is one of the greatest crimes humanity has committed. Supporting species such as the Orangutan directly supports the preservation of biodiverse forest habitat.

What are animals thinking and feeling?

Passionate and logical ecologist Carl Safina discusses in a compelling TED talk what animals experience in this world we share. Find out more about Carl Safina’s amazing scientific and other work.

Earth Defence Projects

Client Earth

Client Earth are a group of activist lawyers who work to protect our natural environment through litigation, advocacy and recognising and supporting science. Their decisions are purely based on the best research there is and policy analysis. They act legally and opportunistically to both influence decision-makers in big industry and government, and similarly in court.

Conservation campaigns can be so much more powerful when backed up by the power of law. Client Earth are considered by Corballis Communication to be among the world’s greatest heroes, and Corballis Communication has supported this charity for over five years.

Earth Justice

Earth Justice is a group of brave and dedicated lawyers who believe that despite environmental challenges being greater than ever, many countries have strong environmental laws that can be more strictly enacted to fight back against reckless exploitation of our planet. They therefore hold those who break such laws accountable for their actions and put into action what many people only preach. 

Erin Brockovich

This is the woman who Julia Roberts played in a film about her life. Erin had the courage to confront the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 as a relatively uneducated legal clerk. She took on a groundwater contamination case in California, where anti-corrosion chemicals from the cooling towers of the local Compressor Station had leaked into the environment. The USD 333 million settlement was the largest in US history. And so began Erin’s life as one of the most courageous defenders of our environment. Listen to her chatting about her efforts.

Free coaching for Earth defenders

Tony Corballis offers communication performance coaching – at no cost whatsoever – to anyone dedicating their careers to fighting against those guilty of climate change denial, natural resource contamination and exploitation, or attacks on biodiverse regions such as rain forests and the oceans. Make contact today, clearly detailing your area of work.