A kākāpō chick in the hand

Image: Jake Osborne | Creative Commons


Donate to Kākāpō Recovery. All donations make a difference.


There are only 147 kākāpō alive today.

Help us ensure a brighter future for kākāpō by donating to Kākāpō Recovery.

A female kākāpō sitting on her eggs at her nest.
Kākāpō Kuia incubates her eggs
Image: Theo Thompson | DOC 

How your donation helps kākāpō

  • $25 buys one month's worth of kākāpō pellets for one kākāpō.
  • $50 buys one disease screen test for one kākāpō.
  • $100 buys materials for one artificial nest box.
  • $250 buys a radio tracking aerial.
  • $1,000 buys a portable incubator.
  • $1,600 buys a radio-telemetry receiver.

Donate online


Donate monthly

Monthly donation options:


Donate by cheque

Kākāpō Recovery
C/- PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand

Need a donation receipt? See the note below.

Donate by direct credit

Deposit money directly into the Kākāpō Recovery bank account.

Use the following details:

Account name: Department of Conservation
Account number: 03-0049-0002808-00
Particulars: TST Kakapo 
Code: Your surname

Remember to enter 'TST Kakapo' in the Particulars field  we may not receive your donation otherwise.

Need a donation receipt? See the note below.

Donate from America

If you're in the US, you can donate to Kākāpō Recovery through Global Wildlife Conservation.

Kākāpō Recovery is a fiscally sponsored program of Global Wildlife Conservation, 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.

Note: tax-deductible receipts temporarily unavailable

We're changing the way we receive donations. Since 1990, our friends at Forest & Bird have managed our incoming donations through the Threatened Species Trust. We've grown a lot over the years and the time has come to seek new avenues for donation management.

We'll get a new system up and running soon, but as anyone who works in conservation knows, good things take time. For now, donations will go directly to DOC. And because DOC is not a charitable entity, we're unable to provide tax-deductible receipts until the new system is ready.

If you have donated recently, don’t worry! Forest & Bird will ensure your donation is sent to DOC. Forest & Bird are also happy to produce receipts for recent donations into the old account.

We’d like to thank and acknowledge Forest & Bird for their hard work over the years. Through their long-standing involvement with the Threatened Species Trust, we’ve been able to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars directly towards saving kākāpō. And thank you to you, the donors. If you have any questions about the changes, don’t hesitate to get in touch: kakaporecovery@doc.govt.nz.

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