Story: Extinctions

Decline in kākāpō population (2nd of 2)

Decline in kākāpō population

During the later 20th century there was a relentless decline in the number of kākāpō, and there are no longer any left on New Zealand’s two main islands or on Stewart Island. The remaining small population (86 birds in 2006) lives on predator-free islands in southern New Zealand.

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Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - New Zealand extinctions since human arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/13663/decline-in-kakapo-population (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Richard Holdaway, published 24 Sep 2007