Arthur’s Pass – 29th -30th April
The first ever NZ Kea Konvention aims to bring people together from around NZ and beyond, to present current knowledge on kea status, threats and conservation measures and, to provide a forum for networking, sharing information, brainstorming conservation strategies and generating community action to save our most charismatic and endangered mountain parrot, the kea.
The 2017 Kea Konvention is being run by the Kea Conservation Trust in partnership with Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) and with support from Department of Conservation – Arthur’s Pass and the Arthur’s Pass Wildlife Trust (APWT).
Presentations by leading researchers and key stakeholders on latest kea research outcomes, threats and current mitigation measures, captive kea status and the importance of education/advocacy. The day will provide opportunities to network and build lasting relationships to support kea conservation initiatives for the future.
AM: A choice of 2 workshops to support community kea volunteers and 2 field trips (weather permitting) to see current kea projects in and around Arthur’s Pass Village.
PM: Brainstorming discussion sessions. Topics include key stakeholder roles, threat mitigation, future proofing and connecting through education and advocacy. The aim of the afternoon session is to generate real actions to drive community –led kea conservation initiatives.
A full programme is currently being developed and will be available to view online in March.