We’re working to control introduced threats to takahē so they continue to exist in their natural tussock grasslands home.

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What is a recovery site?

A recovery site is a large enough area able to sustain at least 30 breeding pairs and containing the necessities for a natural life – if you are a takahē.


  • It is made up of native grasslands, scrub and forest edge typical of where takahē once lived.
  • Predators are controlled to very low numbers.
  • The takahē population is, or is moving toward being self-sustaining, ie not requiring intensive management of transferring birds in and out.
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