Arthur's Pass Kea Conservation Project

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 to band as many of our native alpine parrots as possible in and around Arthur’s Pass and ski fields in the area. This will give us information on the population and help us develop ways to better protect them. And it will also give great info on every kea, available to everyone via a display board, fact sheet and online. So, if you are lucky enough to get meet a kea while you’re in the area, you’ll be able to record where and when you saw it, along with other details, and learn more about your new buddy!

We are also working to educate locals and visitors because currently, kea populations are dwindling due to predators, and sadly, all too often due to human influences. So we want to help people learn how best to help kea so they have the best chance of surviving long into the future.

Kea and people
Raoul Schwing encountering kea at Arthurs Pass, photo Laura Young

This project is kindly supported by:

Active Adventure NZ - $10,000active-adventures-nz-c
Kathmandu - $5,000Kathmandu for Kea
Bealey Hotel - $10,000bealeyhotel
Pest Off - $2,000pest_off
Forest and Bird Nth Canterbury - $1,000 logo-forest-bird-3

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