Kakapo Strigops habroptila

Family: Strigopidae (New Zealand Parrots)

Authority: Gray, 1845

Red List Category

Criteria: A2be

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Justification of Red List category
This species only survives as a very small population on three offshore islands. With the instigation of intensive management in 1995, numbers are now increasing, but this species has a long generation length and the species underwent a severe population reduction over the last three generations; it therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 116 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 95,100 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Strigops habroptila. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.