The Kea Conservation Trust’s second NZ Kea conference (Summit), 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 and generating community action to save our most charismatic and endangered mountain parrot, the kea.
Saturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2019
Distinction Hotel Te Anau – 64 Lakeside Drive, Te Anau.
The 2019 Kea Summit is being run by the Kea Conservation Trust with support from Department of Conservation – Te Anau and the Te Anau community.
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.
Summit Dinner: Venue and cost to be advised.
Open panel discussion covering key topics followed by afternoon brainstorming workshop sessions. Topics include key stakeholder roles, threat mitigation, conflict resolution, 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 practical workshop on support of sick and injured kea will also be run for our emergency response team.
Our speakers list will be updated as they are confirmed over the next few months.
The following speakers will be presenting at the Summit (for details on speakers and talk topics, visit our Summit Speakers page);
- Peter Hillary (KCT Patron)
- Dave Hansford (QSM – Freelance Journalist)
- Dr Lynn Miller (Bird Rescue NZ)
- Todd Jenkinson (ZAA NZ Fauna Tag Co-convenor/Kea Species Coordinator)
- Dr Laura Young (KCT)
- Andrea Goodman (KCT)
- Corey Mosen (KCT)
- Tamsin Orr-Walker (KCT)
If you would like to be a part of the Kea Summit Team and sponsor our 2nd kea conference, please contact us today!
We would like to thank the following individuals and organisations who have helped with funding:
- Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) – $200