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

  • Have you got your name suggestion in for Rakiura 2?? This is the final call for submissions...details about how below:

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    It's your turn to help name a chick! Rakiura 2 is a male who hatched in the incubator on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, was handreared and is now living in the wild. If you've got a PayPal account, simply: log in, click on "send money" and make a NZ$5 payment to kakapovolunteers@doc.govt.nz adding a note with a suggested name and the reason you've chosen it. The kakapo team will pick their favourite name and all proceeds raised will go directly to the Kakapo Recovery trust fund. We'll keep the scheme running for at least 10 days - enter as many times as you like :)