Look out for whio
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With a population under 3,000, the endangered whio needs our help to thrive.


There are lots of ways you can look out for whio. You can be mindful of them when you’re exploring near a whio habitat or you can get involved with community volunteer groups and trapping projects.

Check out some of the community partners of the Whio Forever Recovery Programme to see how you can get involved in your local community.

    Fun whio activities

    Check out our fun whio activities.

    Colouring competition

    Share your coloured masterpieces by tagging @WhioForever on Facebook or Instagram and you could win a whio spot prize.

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    Online game

    Whio boot camp online game

    Whio mask

    Create a mask using our template: whio mask (PDF, 591K)

    Follow Whio Forever

    Join the Whio Forever whānau on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with whio stories, activities, and competitions.

    Learn more about whio

    Whio Forever community blogs and partners

    Check out these Whio Forever Conservation Blog features that highlight the work of our community partners and their efforts to protect whio.

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