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Save the Orange-fronted parakeet from extinction

Closed Cause page created in the Environment category by Christchurch Helicopters for "Orange Fronted Parakeet (Doc)"

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  • 19 generous donors
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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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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).
“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.”
  • $1,520.00 donated
  • 19 generous donors

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  Closed This cause page was created on 17 Oct 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 17 Oct 2018.

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