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About Us

 

About the Kea Conservation Trust

 

The Kea Conservation Trust was set up in 2006 to assist in 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.

 

The Kea Conservation Trust was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (registration number CC29701).

 

 


Our Aims

The Kea Conservation Trust aims to assist in conservation of wild Kea in their natural habitat through;

  • establishing positive working relationships with associated conservation groups/individuals;
  • raising of funds to allow research on Kea issues;
  • provision of an easily accessible information resource on Kea.

The Kea Conservation Trust also aims to increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of those Kea held in captive facilities within New Zealand through;

  • provision of information on best practice management;
  • raising of funds to conduct research into advocacy strategies, optimum enclosure design, and how best to maintain the physical/psychological health of captive kea;
  • provision of a support network for all Kea holders.

 

Our Vision

To ensure an enriched and sustainable future for both wild and captive kea populations for the long-term benefit of all New Zealanders.

 

Our Mission

To develop and provide a coordinated support system through local and national affiliations for conservation of kea in the wild and their best practice management in captivity.

 

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