KāreareaNew Zealand Falcon

Conservation status
In some trouble

Famous for fronting the $20 note, kārearea can clock 230km/h and can catch prey mid-flight. They have even adapted to hunt within the dense New Zealand forests. Is this aerial acrobat going to smash the competition this year?

Campaign Manager

Nich Kelly

I’m Nich, a Master of Wildlife Management student and I'm here giving the karearea some love. It is an unforgettable experience to spot a kārearea in the wild but unfortunately, these swift killers are seldom seen. So, for this year’s BOTY campaign I’m here providing them the opportunity to be in the spotlight!

Nich Kelly with a real kārearea sitting on him arm