About Kākāpō

Nothing can prepare you for a meeting with a kākāpō. They are, without doubt, one of the most remarkable birds in the world ...


About Kākāpō Recovery

Kākāpō Recovery combines the efforts of scientists, rangers and volunteers, who are charged with looking after the last 124 kākāpō in the world. ...


Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer on the islands where kākāpō live occur during the summer months (November to March). ...



Get Involved. Help us save the world's rarest parrot. There are several ways you can donate to Kākāpō Recovery and no amount is too small! ...


Kākāpō Recovery on Facebook

  • Exciting news! Early indications from senior ranger Jo's tree-climbing, rimu seed-counting efforts show we are on track for a significant breeding season next year! Here's what she says: "Whenua Hou/Codfish Island counts are in at 24.4% meaning we will be having a mega breeding season :)
    For perspective, 10% and over is a breeding season, 2002 and 2009 (33 chicks) were 39% masts....and we have more adult females now."
    Jo will do another count in the spring...hopefully the weather won't be too severe in the interim...fingers crossed!