The Whio Recovery Plan 2009 - 2019 focuses on retention of viable wild whio populations throughout their natural range in the North and South Islands. Find out more about the recovery plan.
Whio stories: Watch videos, read blog posts by our staff, and check out the latest news articles about whio and our work with this rare species.
The Manganui o te Ao River along with other smaller mountain rivers hold high numbers of whio.
The Northern Fiordland Whio 'Security Site' located in Fiordland National Park is one of eight sites identified as a priority for whio management in the national whio recovery plan.
Get information about the Oparara Blue Duck Protection Programme, sponsored by Solid Energy.
Learn about the long-term goal to establish a population whio/blue duck in Styx-Arahura Valleys on the West Coast. The project is sponsored by Solid Energy.
Tongariro Forest is one of eight security sites for whio, and has the highest numbers of pairs protected and the highest density of birds than anywhere else in the country.
Read the recovery plan for whio/blue duck. Active management is needed to ensure the species’ long-term survival.
Contact the Blue Duck Recovery Group leader Andrew Glaser at:
Battle for our Birds is DOC's successful national pest control programme that protects our most vulnerable native species.