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 ...

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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. ...

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Donate

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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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!