The Kaharoa Kokako Trust is a group
of volunteers dedicated to protecting
the kokako that live in the Kaharoa Conservation Area,
near Rotorua. By reducing the number of possums and rats
in the forest, the community-based Trust has enabled
kokako numbers to grow.
As a result of the Trust's ever-expanding activities,
Kaharoa is now home to one of the largest and most
significant kokako populations in New Zealand.
Through our work to protect kokako, we are also enabling
the natural ecosystem to flourish and allowing many
other native birds to thrive. Our vision is to amplify
the sounds and the beauty of the forest for all to