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Kōkako recovery

Kōkako recovery

In 1994 the Department of Conservation and Auckland Regional Council initiated the Hūnua Kōkako Project, to reintroduce the endangered kōkako bird to the Hūnua Ranges. Since then the number of kōkako pairs have risen from one to nine. These volunteers carry nesting boxes.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15878/kokako-recovery (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016