Trust gets almost $100,000 of grant
Monday 10th November, 2003The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust was presented with a cheque for almost $100,000 by Conservation Minister Chris Carter on Saturday. The cheque for $98,383.50 was the first of three which will be presented to the Trust during the next three years to a total of $218,563.50.
The money granted after an application to the national Biodiversity Fund, will be used to fund a projects officer for three more years and to appoint a ranger who will work to maintain the revegetation programme.
Mr Carter said this was an important time for the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust. "They will be able to put in place projects and programmes to maximise the survival of one of New Zealand's icon species."