The kakapo is the rarest parrot in the world. It’s flightless, it’s the world’s heaviest parrot, it's possibly the oldest living bird and it has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres... talk about unique!
Blue Orb thought the kakapo recovery programme was a project worth supporting, so in 2007, they got together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to redevelop the Kakapo Recovery website, with the site now live, at www.kakaporecovery.org.nz.
A dedicated team, with assistance from DOC, Forest and Bird New Zealand and Rio Tinto Aluminium NZ are working hard to help the last 86 kakapo left in the world. They are also breeding and raising new chicks in an effort to increase the kakapo population.
Four key goals for the survival of the species include:
The vision of the Kakapo Recovery Plan is "to restore the mauri (life-force) of kakapo by establishing at least one viable, self-sustaining, unmanaged population of kakapo, ...and to establish two or more other populations which may require on-going management".DOC see the website as an invaluable tool to advocate for the Kakapo recovery programme, and to help protect the few remaining kakapo in Aotearoa New Zealand.