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Save the Orange-fronted parakeet from extinction

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The Orange-fronted parakeet is New Zealand's most endangered forest bird with fewer than 100-300 left in the wild.

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The Orange-fronted parakeet or kakariki karaka is a small parakeet found in parts of beech forest in Canterbury high country and Nelson. There are around 100-300 left in the wild and that number continues to decrease. This species has already been considered extinct twice before, and now the bird approaches its third extinction. Rangers have already scoured the valley for hidden strongholds. This time, there isn't a secret population.

The Department of Conservation is working relentlessly to save this species. Christchurch Helicopters has worked closely with these birds over the years and realizes the significance and are passionate to save the Orange-fronted parakeet.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to help the recovery of the critically endangered Orange-fronted parakeet. The funds will be targeted specifically around the expansion of the breeding and monitoring program currently carried out with the Department of Conservation and the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust. This work will significantly increase the number of captive breed parakeets for translocation into the wild and boost this species' chance of survival.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 05 Oct 2018



  • Ruby, Isla and Ngaire

    Ruby, Isla and Ngaire on 29 Sep 2018


    We are seven and eight years old and we raised this money with a lemonade and baking stand. Love from Ruby, Isla and Ngaire. Gladstone Primary.


  • Selina

    Selina on 24 Aug 2018


    Well done keep up the good work


  • Peter Joyce (Te Ara Kakariki)

    Peter Joyce (Te Ara Kakariki) on 28 Jun 2018



  • Adrian Li

    Adrian Li on 29 Apr 2018


    Please save bird from dying out


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Christchurch Helicopters


Christchurch Helicopters Ltd has a Partnership with the Department of Conservation based around saving the Orange-Fronted Parakeet.

All funds raised benefit

Orange Fronted Parakeet (Doc)

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Christchurch Helicopters on behalf of Orange Fronted Parakeet (Doc).

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“Please save bird from dying out”
“Hi guys-great to work with you all last week-Richie-thanks again for your time! Looking forward to getting the video out into the world hopefully it will help raise the profile of the cause and generate a bit more income for the great work you're doing.”
“Please save the bird using cloning”
“About 5 years ago I saw a huge flock feeding on the forest floor near Lake Sylvan Glenorchy in the early morning light ... Will ALWAYS remember that magical moment ... I LOVE these beautiful birds”
“Aku mihi nui ki a Christchurch Helicopters for your leadership in the recovery of orange-fronted kākāriki.”
“I am happy to see this donation possibilities for the Kakariki here on givealittle! I also shared your link on facebook and hope it gives some more coins or at least awareness of this beautiful parakeet that is only found in a few valleys in Arthur's Pass National Park. Thanks and keep up the great work with the hope to see them back around New Zealand one day again!”
“I hope this small contribution can make a difference.”
$1,520 donated

Given by 19 generous donors in one year


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