Catching wild kiwi - teaser image

Catching wild kiwi »

The first step is to find wild kiwi and attach transmitters.

Monitoring kiwi - teaser image

Monitoring kiwi »

Next, we monitor the kiwi to determine when they have laid eggs.

Lifting the eggs - teaser image

Lifting the eggs »

We lift eggs from the nest and take them to a secure hatching facility.

Incubating and hatching the eggs - teaser image

Incubating and hatching the eggs »

The egg is incubated, the chick hatches and is monitored until it can feed independently.

Relocating chicks to kōhanga - teaser image

Relocating chicks to kōhanga »

Chicks are given a new home at a secure kōhanga.

Establishing a permanent population - teaser image

Establishing a permanent population »

Chicks grow up, creating the founder population for the kōhanga.

Translocating kiwi back to the wild - teaser image

Translocating kiwi back to the wild »

Juvenile offspring of the founder population are relocated back to the wild.

Stage One - Stocking kōhanga

Catching wild kiwi Icon
Step one:

Catching wild kiwi

The first step is to find wild kiwi and attach transmitters.

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Monitoring kiwi Icon
Step two:

Monitoring kiwi

Next, we monitor the kiwi to determine when they have laid eggs.

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Lifting the eggs Icon
Step three:

Lifting the eggs

We lift eggs from the nest and take them to a secure hatching facility.

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Incubating and hatching the eggs Icon
Step four:

Incubating and hatching the eggs

The egg is incubated, the chick hatches and is monitored until it can feed independently.

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Relocating chicks to kōhanga Icon
Step five:

Relocating chicks to kōhanga

Chicks are given a new home at a secure kōhanga.

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Stage Two - Returning kiwi to the wild

Establishing a permanent population Icon
Step one:

Establishing a permanent population

Chicks grow up, creating the founder population for the kōhanga.

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Translocating kiwi back to the wild Icon
Step two:

Translocating kiwi back to the wild

Juvenile offspring of the founder population are relocated back to the wild.

Find out more