Kakaruia Black Robin

Conservation status
In serious trouble

This bird once eyeballed extinction but has since made an almighty comeback. Once it had five birds to its name, now it numbers 250 birds. So all of today's kakaruia are descendants of the last breeding pair, Old Blue (f) and Old Yellow (m). This amazing turn-around modeled new fostering programmes to save other endangered birds around the world.

Campaign Manager

Rosie Maskell

At Honeywrap we're on a mission to reduce the amount of plastic on the planet. Our reusable beeswax wraps are handmade in NZ from GOTS certified organic cotton and natural ingredients – wrap, rinse and repeat. We're excited to be collaborating again with Forest & Bird in 2020 to release a limited edition beeswax wrap to celebrate the BOTY competition. In 2019, Honeywrap campaigned hard for the Black Robin and we're super loyal so we're sticking with our bird. #backtheblackrobin

Photo: Don Merton