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.

Baby hihi in replaced nest to keep them clean

Photo Jo Thorne

Check in at Air New Zealand for Hihi translocation (photo Jo Thorne)
Loading up hihi on to ferry

John Ewen carrying Hihi transfer boxes (photo Jo McCarthy)

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

 

 

 

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