Hihi Conservation


Every adult Hihi/stitchbird t-shirt sold gives $5 to the the Hihi Recovery Group to continue the supportive management they provide for the Hihi population.

Hihi Conservation

Hihi have been actively managed since 1980 with a strong focus on protecting the single remnant natural population and using reintroduction to increase the species range and global population size. All reintroduced populations continue to need support in the form of biosecurity, supplementary feeding and sometimes provision of nest boxes. The Hihi Recovery Group manages hihi recovery strategy nationally and is made up of a mix of DOC employees, scientists from academic institutions and community group representatives.

Hihi on Tiritiri Matangi Island - photo James Innes

Baby hihi in replaced nest to keep them clean

Photo Jo Thorne

Check in at Air New Zealand for Hihi translocation (photo Jo Thorne)
Kevin Parker (on the right, a Trustee) loading up hihi on to the ferry

John Ewen carrying Hihi transfer boxes (photo Jo McCarthy)

John Ewen (Trust Chair) carrying the hihi transfer boxes (photo Jo McCarthy)
Birds released at Bushy Park
Birds released at Bushy Park

A full clutch of five hihi chicks helped along with intensive management - photo

Mhairi McCready, Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust Conservation Officer holding a male hihi

 

Every adult Hihi/stitchbird t-shirt sold gives $5 to the Hihi conservation Charitable Trust to continue the supportive management they provide for Hihi populations nationally.

Hihi have been actively managed since 1980 with a strong focus on protecting the single remnant natural population and using reintroduction to increase the species range and global population size. All reintroduced populations continue to need support in the form of biosecurity, supplementary feeding and sometimes provision of nest boxes. The Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust supports management of hihi across all sites nationally.

Funds received from sales of hihi t-shirts will be invested in supporting the successful establishment of reintroduced hihi populations including contributing to translocations, supplemental food, nest box construction and population monitoring. For more detail about hihi and the work of the Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust please visit their website.