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Technology the key to saving hoiho penguin – experts

(Vision supplied by University of Otago). (Source: 1News) Technology is being used to shed light on the elusive Stewart Island yellow-eyed penguin, and their underwater behaviour that, until now, remained a mystery. There’s a lack of research studying the hoiho, a species that has become critically endangered, according to Otago University Zoology Department researcher Thor…

Applications Closed

Current Vacancy: Ranger (full time, fixed term) The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is excited to advertise a new vacancy in our team. We are looking forward to receiving applications from conservation-minded people to join our team as a Ranger on a one-year contract. This person will work on the frontline on our coastal habitat conservation and…

Tavora Reserve – closed 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022

For seasonal management purposes, Tavora Reserve (Bobby’s Head), near Palmerston will be closed until 28 February 2022. In 1993 the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust secured this land for the purpose of improving and enhancing the breeding habitat for yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho present. At the time of purchase there were very low natural values remaining. Intensive farming practices…

Work with the Trust

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Current vacancies: 2x Rangers (1x 40 hours per week, 1x 20 hours per week) The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s / Te Tautiaki Hoiho work involves the conservation of coastal ecosystems that include yellow-eyed penguin / hoiho breeding habitats. It has protected hoiho habitats along the Otago and Southland coastlines by establishing penguin reserves, providing…

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