The Kākāpō Recovery Team has ten staff, all employed by the Department of Conservation.
Four of the staff are rangers who maintain a continual presence on the kākāpō islands in a revolving roster.
The six other staff have specialist skills and shuttle between the islands and their office in Invercargill.
The Kākāpō Recovery Team is advised by the Kākāpō Recovery Group, which is a group of independent experts in the various fields of species conservation.
Here you can meet some of the team, and find out what they have to say about the work that they do:
Operations Manager: Deidre Vercoe
Scientific Advisor: Andrew Digby
Technical Advisor: Daryl Eason
Senior Ranger: Jodie Crane
Supervisor: Karen Andrew
Kākāpō Ranger – Site management and logistics: Theo Thompson
Kākāpō Field Rangers: Freya Moore, Jake Osborne, Sara Larcombe
Kākāpō Ranger – Advocacy and logistics: Bronwyn Jeynes
Kākāpō Advocacy assistance: Chrissy Wickes
Quarantine assistance: Rory Hannan