“Kākāpō are a national treasure that needs protection. Meridian is dedicated to helping protect our natural environment and we are proud to be raising awareness of the plight of kākāpō.”
-Meridian CEO Mark Binns
In June 2016 Meridian Energy became the new National Partner with DOC in support of the Kākāpō Recovery Programme.
Meridian joined at a very exciting time following the biggest breeding season on record. Meridian have committed to a three year partnership working with DOC and Ngāi Tahu to ensure the survival of this iconic New Zealand bird.
The partnership, will contribute to the future growth of the kākāpō population by helping fund additional research and pioneering conservation techniques relating to genetics, disease management and identifying future sites.
With Meridian staff being key advocates the partnership will also help raise awareness of kākāpō and their story.