Te hinonga whaioranga o Hunua kōkako
Hunua kōkako recovery project
Kōkako are birds only found in New Zealand. They are under threat from habitat loss and predators like rats, stoats and possums.
What this project is about
In 1994, only one breeding pair of kōkako remained. We set up a pest control programme in the Hunua ranges to allow the birds to breed.
Through the Hunua kōkako recovery project, the population has increased to 106 breeding pairs.
The pest controlled area also provides benefits to other species:
- Hochstetter's frogs
- long-tailed bats
The Hunua Ranges is part of the North Island Kōkako Recovery Plan, which has a goal to increase North Island kōkako to 1000 pairs by 2020.
Become a volunteer
The project's success depends on volunteers who assist with pest control.
If you would like to become a volunteer, email the biodiversity team.
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|How we protect the Hunua Ranges from pests||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/our-biodiversity-projects/Pages/hunua-project-1080-pest-management.aspx||How we protect the Hunua Ranges from pests||Find out more information about the 2022 ground and aerial pest control operations in the Hunua ranges.||aspx||Environment|
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