The Kea Conservation Trust was set up in 2006 to assist in conservation of wild Kea (Nestor notabilis) in their natural habitat and to increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of those Kea held in captive facilities within New Zealand.
The Kea Conservation Trust was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (registration number CC29701).
The Kea Conservation Trust aims to assist in conservation of wild Kea in their natural habitat through;
- establishing positive working relationships with associated conservation groups/individuals;
- raising of funds to allow research on Kea issues;
- provision of an easily accessible information resource on Kea.
The Kea Conservation Trust also aims to increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of those Kea held in captive facilities within New Zealand through;
- provision of information on best practice management;
- raising of funds to conduct research into advocacy strategies, optimum enclosure design, and how best to maintain the physical/psychological health of captive kea;
- provision of a support network for all Kea holders.
To ensure an enriched and sustainable future for both wild and captive kea populations for the long-term benefit of all New Zealanders.
To develop and provide a coordinated support system through local and national affiliations for conservation of kea in the wild and their best practice management in captivity.
Our Policy and Position Statements
The Kea Conservation Trust has a number of policy and position statements which are publicly available. Read our policies on privacy, pest control and feeding of kea here.
2009 CMaG/ARAZPA Individual Award
2009 Auckland Zoo Conservation Award
2012 Department of Conservation – West Coast Award
We need your support to secure the conservation of Kea for the future. If you wish to become a member or are able to support or sponsor the Trust in its efforts, please fill in the form provided in the Join Now page or the Help Kea page give a one off donation