Kea are currently “Endangered” and declining rapidly due to predation by introduced mammals and a variety of anthropogenic threats.
Kea are currently classified as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. This species is believed to be declining rapidly because of predation by introduced mammals and a variety of anthropogenic threats. Climate change may also pose a threat through possible future influences on its high altitude habitat. For this reason it is listed as Endangered.
The kea is a BirdLife restricted-range species and is subject to international trade regulations under CITES appendix II, as are most parrots.
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• Sources | (BirdLife International, 2017; del Hoyo, Elliott, Sargatal, Christie, & de Juana, 2017; Diamond & Bond, 1999; Orr-Walker, Kemp, Adams, & Roberts, 2015; van Klink & Crowell 2015; Williams, 2001)