There will be no new kakapo this year due to the failure of the rimu crop
Hopes dashed for
kākāpō breeding Anchor Island
April 2013. Hopes for a successful breeding season for kakapo on
With a similar scene playing out on
New Zealand Department of Conservation staff and volunteers spent the summer season monitoring birds and identifying their territories, maintaining the trapping network on the island and surrounding islands, and working on infrastructure in preparation for future seasons when rimu does ripen and breeding occurs.