Welcome to the Kakapo Recovery homepage! From here you'll be able to find out more about this critically endangered bird, get the latest news and updates and find out how you can contribute to the recovery programme.
The kakapo is a unique bird
The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It's possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
And that's just a few things that make kakapo so special!
The kakapo can only be found in New Zealand and every year countless people from around the world - including dozens of hard working volunteers - give their time and energy trying to save the kakapo from the brink of extinction.
Most of the Kakapo Recovery takes place on remote, predator-free islands off southern New Zealand. During breeding season, we'll keep you up-to-date with what's happening. You can even try and figure it out yourself by checking the nesting table!