Takahē Recovery Programme

Takahe feeding

Working together to ensure that the takahē is never again considered extinct.

For more than 65 years, attempts to save takahē have pioneered conservation techniques for protected species in New Zealand and in the world.
Today the work of a small dedicated team of DOC takahē rangers is well supported and enhanced by iwi, scientists, volunteers, and the public and private organisations that provide safe homes and care for the growing breeding takahē and those birds now retired from the breeding programme.

Learn more about the Department of Conservation Takahē Recovery Programme

Our work includes takahē breeding, research, monitoring, releases, and pest control.

declared extinct in this year
chicks raised per year by a breeding pair
breeding pairs
individuals in 2020
Department of Conservation
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If you or your business would like to know more about taking your contribution to the next level, please complete this form, or call us on +64 21 541 467.