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! ...


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  • This is Anchor Island - home to the second largest kakapo population - with Resolution Island in the distance. Resolution Island was the place New Zealand's first conservationist Richard Henry set up as a sanctuary for kakapo and other vulnerable species in the 1890s. However, despite his efforts, stoats made their way there around 1900 and no kakapo survived.