Help us find the South Island Kōkako

The South Island kōkako is an ancient bird once widespread in southern New Zealand forests.  

It was listed as extinct until 2013 when its status was reclassified as 'data deficient' by the Department of Conservation. The re-classification provides renewed hope and energy. 

The search is urgent. If South Island kōkako still exist there will be very few left and they need to be found and protected.

You can keep up to date with the search:

For the first time, the South Island kokako is in the running for Bird of the Year. Voting opens in late October so save your vote to raise awareness of the search for this precious bird!  South Proud are leading the campaign - read more here:  https://www.southproud.co.nz/blog/elusive-south-island-kokako-to-compete-for-bird-of-the-year/  and  here

For the first time, the South Island kokako is in the running for Bird of the Year. Voting opens in late October so save your vote to raise awareness of the search for this precious bird!

South Proud are leading the campaign - read more here: https://www.southproud.co.nz/blog/elusive-south-island-kokako-to-compete-for-bird-of-the-year/ and here


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