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Inspiring communities to protect kea, New Zealand's unique mountain parrot

Projects

With funds provided by our donors, we support field and captive kea projects to improve conservation and best management practices for all kea in New Zealand.

With our education and advocacy projects, we aim to increase community engagement and awareness for threats impacting kea. Direct threat mitigation projects focus on removing threats through hands-on community involvement.

If you are able to help fund any of our projects below, please email us.

Our Projects

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  • Research (13)
  • Education and Advocacy (12)
  • Threat Mitigation (7)
  • Community Engagement (6)
Fiordland Kea Sightings Project
16 December, 2016
Supported by the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) and Paradise Valley Springs. The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) is supporting kea conservation by encouraging their members, to return...
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Kea Konvention 2017
12 December, 2016
Arthur's Pass - 29th -30th April (Department of Conservation Visitors Centre - West Coast Rd, Arthur's Pass Village) Thank you to all of those people who...
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Mt Aspiring population and nest monitoring
6 October, 2016
Funded by Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund. Equipment funded by Craig Butcher. Supported by DOC Wanaka. This project aims to develop a community kea catch trip, survey and...
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Arthur's Pass Kea Conservation Project
6 October, 2016
Kea in Arthur’s Pass are not doing so well and we need your help to help them. Dr Laura Young is driving this project which aims...
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Community - Kea Project (2015-2017)
10 March, 2016
Celebrating communities helping their kea This project has been a huge success with increased awareness and support among communities around the South Island for their local...
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Community - Kea Conflicts Resolution Programme
11 May, 2015
What's the Conflicts Resolution programme all about? On-going human–kea conflict is a challenge that is imperative to solve. Whilst there is conflict, there is the potential...
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Trialling of a surface bird repellent to deter kea from interacting with human objects
16 January, 2014
Funded by Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Kill traps and some bait delivery systems, used to control mammalian pests, may be directly responsible for keas deaths(through their...
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Trialling of a bird repellent to prevent kea strike on sheep
16 January, 2014
Project Background Conflict between kea and New Zealand high country sheep is an on-going issue which prior to protection being granted to kea in the early...
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Predator Control - Rotoiti kea nest protection programme
28 November, 2013
The Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Nest Protection project has been running since 2012 and continues today.   On this page you will find the following: 2009-2011 - survey of...
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All About Kea - a framework to focus kea conservation initiatives
28 November, 2013
"All About Kea - a framework to focus kea conservation initiatives" describes the Kea Conservation Trust's (KCT) direction for the conservation and management of kea in...
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Population Surveys
22 November, 2013
Funded by the NZ Lottery Grants Board and DOC The Kea Conservation Trust has been running kea population surveys each year since 2009. These surveys are...
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Nest Monitoring
22 November, 2013
Funded by Dulux and Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund The Kea Conservation Trust has been monitoring kea nests since 2009. The initial reason for monitoring nests was...
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Signs for Arthur's Pass
15 November, 2013
Funded by the Lion Foundation and Dulux Every year, kea in Arthurs Pass are injured or killed whilst interacting with people or their property. Making people...
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Winter Education and Advocacy Tour
15 November, 2013
The KCT's South Island winter advocacy tour has been run annually since 2008. The 10-12 day tour provides the KCT team with an opportunity to connect...
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