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Donate to Kākāpō Recovery. All donations make a difference.

There are only 247 kākāpō alive today.

The Kākāpō Recovery Programme is operated by the Department of Conservation in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

It combines the efforts of iwi, scientists, rangers, volunteers and donors to protect the critically endangered kākāpō.

For further enquiries please contact us at

How your donation helps

All donations to registered charity, Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust, contribute directly to the health and vitality (Mauri Ora) of this critically endangered species. This includes kākāpō population monitoring, technology, research, health checks, predator control and management of breeding seasons.

$30 NZD buys batteries for a remote monitoring device to support population management.

$50 NZD buys a month supply of supplementary food pellets for one kākāpō during short food supply.

$100 NZD buys a critical lab screening test to aid the specialist care of a kākāpō with health concerns.

$500 NZD safeguards kākāpō from predators through strict quarantine, monitoring and maintenance

Donation methods

1. Primary method - online

Our preferred donation method is through our Kākāpō Recovery donations page on Raisely.

Make a one-off donation or set up a regular monthly payment in three easy steps.

Donate to Kākāpō Recovery

2. Bank deposit

Account name: Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust
Account number: 02-0865-0091204-00
Particulars: Kākāpō
Code: Your surname

To request a receipt, email the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust at

3. Donate from America

If you're in the US, you can donate to Kākāpō Recovery through Re:wild.

Kākāpō Recovery is a fiscally sponsored program of Re:wild, a US non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 26-2887967), and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Personal information collected by the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust via the donations process will be shared with DOC. This is to allow the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC to work together to manage the relationship with donors.

Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC will only use your personal information for the purpose it was collected. Both Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC will keep your information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties.

If you wish to view, or change, your personal information held by DOC, or if you have any questions, contact the DOC Privacy Team at

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