IntroductionThe Whio Forever Recovery Programme is a partnership between DOC and Genesis to enhance the survival of blue duck/whio nationwide.
Genesis is providing resources and their technical experts to support the work at a national level.
The recovery efforts will be focused at the eight ‘security sites’ to ensure the retention of viable duck population at these sites and making them fully operational. Recovery work will be extended to cover long-term ‘recovery sites’.
The Whio Forever Recovery Programme complements the current whio recovery efforts effectively doubling the current level of work.
DOC is currently working with a number of private and public organisations and community groups across the country on whio recovery. These initiatives underpin the recovery work and are critical to achieving viable whio population.
Whio Awareness CampaignWith a population under 3,000, the endangered whio needs our help to thrive.
About the Whio Forever programme
Find out about the partnerships, people and the work of the Whio Recovery Programme.
About blue duck/whio
Learn about the blue duck/whio – a nationally vulnerable species that faces a risk of becoming extinct.