From ‘functionally extinct’ to thriving: How the South Island kākā made a comeback in Abel Tasman National Park


Samantha Gee, Radio New Zealand 23 January 2023

Conservationists are celebrating the success of a wild kākā breeding programme at the top of the South Island.

Ten years ago, less than a handful of the forest parrots roamed the Abel Tasman, our smallest but most visited national park.

This season, a number of wild kākā chicks are set to fledge any day – that success down to the hard work of several organisations working together to bring the birdlife back.

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