Kākāpō Recovery Team

The Kākāpō Recovery Team has ten staff, all employed by the Department of Conservation.

The Kākāpō Recovery team

The Kākāpō Recovery team

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

Scientist: Andrew Digby

Technical Advisor: Daryl Eason

Senior Ranger: Jen Rickett

Kākāpō Rangers:  Jen Rickett, Theo Thompson

Kākāpō Logistics: Bronwyn Jeynes

Kākāpō Advocacy: Bronwyn Jeynes, Chrissy Wickes


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