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.