The aim of the study was to define the parameters necessary for a sustainable, advocacy-directed, captive kea population in New Zealand.

The report provides a tool to help shape and inform the necessary discussions between policy-makers, captive managers, resource-providers and other relevant stakeholders.


The contents of the report includes:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Data and models
  • Model results
  • Biological and behavioural considerations
  • Current population potential
  • Other considerations
  • References
  • Appenix 1 - Investigation brief

Publication information

IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

Report commissioned and published by Department of Conservation, Otago Conservancy


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