Endangered species in New Zealand

Kakapo parrots increasing

July 29th, 2009 The population of the world’s most endangered parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptila) has increased from just 50 known birds to 124 today. The flightless kakapo was brought to the brink by relentless hunting, deforestation, and the introduction of dogs, cats, and rats. Now, thanks to New Zealand’s Kakapo Recovery Programme’s intensive species management and successful breeding results, the population appears to show a timid recovery, though it is still clearly critically endangered. Read more at Ecowordly