Kea, the worlds only mountain parrot are endangered. The Kea Conservation Trust (KCT), is committed to saving this unique NZ bird and ensur
Working with communities and other organisations to save kea, supporting communities to reduce conflict situations, developing education material and programmes to highlight threats facing the species, researching population status and productivity through annual surveys and nest monitoring, protecting nests throughout the breeding season and providing opportunities for others to get involved.
Since the KCT's formation in 2006 we have raised awareness of the endangered status of kea, identified threats and issues facing the species, initiated programmes to resolve these threats, developed positive working relationships with organisations here and overseas to support our conservation aims and developed lasting community partnerships within NZ for the benefit of kea and their fragile alpine environment.
The Kea Conservation Trust was set up in 2006 to assist in the conservation of wild Kea (Nestor notabilis) in their natural habitat and to increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of those Kea held in captive facilities within New Zealand.