We are a charitable organisation with a strong community focus, which is dedicated to the conservation of kea, one of New Zealands most charismatic flagship species. We achieve these objectives through partnerships with people and communities to research and raise awareness of kea, their habitat and the unique issues impacting on kea and our fragile NZ mountain ecosystems. We also investigate and initiate practical methods of mitigating impacts through promoting community conservation efforts and collaborating with relevant community groups and stakeholders.
This information is disseminated free through our website, Facebook page, email updates to over 500 subscribers and annual reports to members, community talks and presentations, professional conferences and scientific papers, and production of free education material and promotional material (DVDs/books) for schools and community groups.
Incorporated in 2006, the Kea Conservation Trust continues to develop positive relationships with international and local community groups including DOC, scientific and conservation groups, tourism operators, high country farming communities, schools, tertiary facilities, local communities and zoos. Additionally a large pool of enthusiastic volunteers provides at least 3,000 hrs annually of operational, field, education and scientific expertise.