Kea are held in captivity in approximately 28 facilities throughout the North and South Islands. The captive population has been managed in a coordinated programme since 1991.
The captive kea programme now needs to be re-assessed, relevant stakeholders consulted and decisions made on its purpose and future direction. As there are differing views on how the captive kea population should be managed and for what purpose, engagement with stakeholders was considered to be the first step.
This report summarises the initial consultation with stakeholders in July 2011. The contents of the report includes:
- Feedback from captive kea stakeholders
- Policy framework
- Status of kea in the wild
- Appendix 1: Questionnaire
Rose Collen, Contractor to DOC Otago Conservancy
Published by Department of Conservation