Partners and Supporters

If you or an organisation you’re involved with want to know more about how you can become an official partner or supporter of the Kākāpō Recovery Programme, please email us

Kākāpō Recovery Programme Partners: 

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The New Zealand Government, through the Department of Conservation, acknowledges the association of Ngāi Tahu with the kākāpō by consulting them when making policy decisions concerning the protection, management, or conservation of the kākāpō.

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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.

“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

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.

To keep up to date with what’s been happening, check out the Meridian website and the Kākāpō Recovery Facebook Page.

And to play your part, adopt a kākāpō or make a donation towards Kākāpō Recovery today.

Kākāpō Recovery Programme Supporters:





The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is a national environmental group involved in a wide range of charitable work.

Known as ‘Forest and Bird’ for short, it is registered as an incorporated society with charitable status and has around 40,000 members – plus 6,000 junior members in its Kiwi Conservation Club.

Its main purpose is to preserve and protect the indigenous plants and animals and natural features of New Zealand, for the benefit of the public, including future generations.

Forest and Bird has had a long standing partnership with DOC and whose primary role in the Kākāpō Recovery Programme is to administer the Threatened Species Trust funds. In addition, it takes an active interest in the welfare of the birds and the long-term survival of the species.

For more information see the Forest and Bird web site.


Austin-based Global Wildlife Conservation envisions a thriving Earth where all life flourishes. GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by preserving wildlands, restoring wildlife and engaging with global guardians. Driven by science, GWC maximizes its impact through conservation solutions in research and exploration, land purchase and protected area establishment, protected area management, poaching prevention, and capacity building.

“Kākāpō are the only flightless parrot species, amazing birds that would have gone extinct if it wasn’t for Kākāpō Recovery,” said Wes Sechrest, chief scientist and CEO for Global Wildlife Conservation. “GWC is proud to support these critical efforts to bring the Kākāpō back from the brink, preserving not only the bird’s natural history and role in the ecosystem, but the beauty it contributes to our wild world.”

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NZ Travel Brokers is an independent travel company that provides an expert travel advisory and booking service for both national and international customers. The team is proud to support such a unique New Zealand species with national and international fame! In addition to their sponsorship, they also actively seek donations to support the Programme and help spread the word about kākāpō.

Quadrant2Design, create exhibition stands and experiential displays, throughout Europe and worldwide, using their Swiss-designed Prestige Events System. Quadrant2Design are supplying Kākāpō Recovery with a number of modular stands that will help us with our advocacy and educational projects, and will be sharing the Kākāpō Recovery with their staff and clients in the United Kingdom.

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The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund (AZCF) was established by Auckland Zoo staff in 2000 to support conservation efforts in the wild, in New Zealand and over seas. The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund proudly supports the Kākāpō Recovery work carried out on Hauturu-O-Toi, Little Barrier Island.  Along with this support, staff from the Zoo also assist Kākāpō Recovery with aspects of the programme, such as hand rearing of chicks.


kakaporecovery_supporters-logo_rgbThe general public of New Zealand and Internationally that have donated, sponsored and volunteered to help the Kākāpō Recovery Programme.


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