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

  • My final post this year is a pic of Lisa One! This was taken by our scientist Andrew Digby, on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island. From a crushed egg to this gorgeous kakapo, his (yes Lisa One is a boy) story is one of the highlights of the year :)
    For me, it's time to sign off for the New Zealand summer break - I'll be back mid-January to share more of the Kakapo Recovery programme with you. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!