NZ$10,000 is now on offer to the person who provides the evidence needed to confirm the continued existence of this very special bird.  It was known to be alive in the 1960s but classified as extinct thereafter.  Compelling reports of sightings in recent years have resulted in official recognition that it may still exist.

The Morgan Foundation and the South Island Kōkako Trust hope that this boost to the reward will encourage even more people to be alert for kōkako calls and sightings in the native forests of the South and Stewart Islands

For more information check out www.southislandkokako.org and http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/south-island-kokako .