A kākāpō chick in the hand
Image: Jake Osborne | Creative Commons


Donate to Kākāpō Recovery. All donations make a difference.

There are only 248 kākāpō alive today.

Help us ensure a brighter future for kākāpō by donating to Kākāpō Recovery. Your donation will go to the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust – 100% of donations go to the health and vitality (Mauri Ora) of this critically endangered species.

Donations are used collectively to support our work.

This work includes things like supplementary food to the adult kākāpō, the costs of hand rearing kākāpō chicks such as feeding, intensive care, medication, health testing, and equipment to allow us to care for the birds such as radio telemetry gear or incubators.

How your donation helps

$25 buys a kākāpō a month of pellets.

$50 buys a disease screen test.

$100 buys materials for an artificial nest box.

$250 buys a radio tracking aerial.

$1,000 buys a portable incubator.

$1,600 buys a radio-telemetry receiver.

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Donation options


Donate by direct credit

1. Deposit money directly

Account name: Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust
Account number: 02-0865-0091204-00
Particulars: Kākāpō
Code: Your surname

2. Email to get your confirmation email and receipt

Email the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust to get a confirmation email and tax-deductible receipt. In your email include your:

  • full name
  • email, and
  • postal address.

Email: mauriorakakapotrust@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Donate from America

If you're in the US, you can donate to Kākāpō Recovery through Re:wild.

Kākāpō Recovery is a fiscally sponsored program of Re:wild, a US non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 26-2887967), and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Personal information collected by the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust via the donations process will be shared with DOC. This is to allow the Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC to work together to manage the relationship with donors.

Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC will only use your personal information for the purpose it was collected. Both Mauri Ora Kākāpō Trust and DOC will keep your information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties.

If you wish to view, or change, your personal information held by DOC, or if you have any questions, contact the DOC Privacy Team at privacy@doc.govt.nz

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