The Yellow-eyed
Penguin Trust

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Penguin information

New Zealand Penguins
Constructed by Dave Houston, Oamaru, New Zealand. Lots of good information about the penguin species.

Penguin Place (USA)
All penguin gift and merchandise site with hundreds of items for sale
Thomas Mattern’s blog on current yellow-eyed penguin research. Thomas has been carrying out a comparative study, using GPS dive loggers, of foraging ecology of yellow-eyed penguins breeding on Stewart Island and nearby Codfish Island.

Otago Museum

Conservation NZ

The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
A nature conservation organization active in forest conservation and marine reserves.

The Department of Conservation
DOC is the government agency responsible for national parks, reserves and wildlife in New Zealand.

Southland Community Nursery
Brian and Chris Rance, Invercargill, run a community nursery providing plants for revegetation projects.

The New Zealand Sea Lion Trust
Our mission is to promote the protection and conservation of the threatened New Zealand sea lion. The Trust also aims to promote research of pinnipeds and disperse information through public education

New Zealand Brown Teal Online
Information source about the critically endangered New Zealand brown teal. The site aims to provide quality up to date information about the species and the work going into recovering it from possible exinction.

The Ornithological Society of New Zealand
Fostering the study, knowledge and enjoyment of birds. A feature of OSNZ is the diversity of its membership, which ranges from professional ornithologists and government institutions in New Zealand and overseas through secondary and tertiary students and experienced amateur observers to learners and beginners. No special qualifications are required for admission, and membership is open to all who are interested in birds.

Native Birds Taranaki
Promoting the conservation of native birds in Taranaki and New Zealand

Conservation abroad

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
The Henry Doorly Zoo participates in several conservation programs involving the penguins. The zoo contributes to the SSP (Special Survival Plan), PMP (Population Management Plan), and the penguin TAG (Taxon Advisory Group).

Eco-tour operators

Catlins Wildlife Trackers Ecotours – Accomodation, Tracks and Walks
Run by Fergus and Mary Sutherland in Papatowai, South Otago.

City of Dunedin
Comprehensive information for travellers and Dunedinites: business, sport, real estate, accommodation, sightseeing, education, dining etc.

Dunedin Tourism
Provides links to numerous tourist sites including action, historical, natural history and sports activities. This site also provides a search engine for accommodation in Dunedin and some panoramic pictures from in and around the city.

Elm Wildlife Tours
Elm Wildlife Tours, a multi-award winning family company which is based in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand, presents absolutely unrivalled sustainable nature and wildlife experiences of Otago Peninsula and the south-eastern coast.

Heritage Expeditions
New Zealand’s award winning expedition travel company. Heritage Expeditions specialize in worldwide natural history small group expeditions for the discerning traveller.

Nature Guides Otago
Explore with us the outstanding features of this unique natural wildlife habitat in southern New Zealand. Observe the northern royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, and visit remote areas rich in birdlife and indigenous vegetation. Our nature guides are experienced, very passionate and keen to share their knowledge about this special part of New Zealand with you. The tours are part of two- and three-day packages offered in combination with accommodation at Nisbet Cottage; depending on availability guests from other accommodation in Dunedin City are welcome to join.

Natures Wonders Naturally
Hosts: Perry and Tracey Reid.
Share with us:

  • spectacular coastal views (“720 degrees because you look around twice”)
  • excellent photographic opportunities
  • penguins, fur seals, and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • natural wildlife breeding colonies
  • Fort Taiaroa fortifications (the Rerewahine battery WWII)

Personalised guided tours are on the 8 x 8 wheel drive amphibious vehicles (the Argo). Round trips take approximately 1 hour. Booking is advisable.

Penguin Place
Home of the yellow-eyed penguin reserve, winner of several ecotourism awards, New Zealand. You will be taken on a guided tour through a unique system of hides, tracks and tunnels. Visitors gain first hand information plus enjoy fantastic photographic opportunities of these wonderful birds from distances down to less than a metre. The reserve is situated near the end of the Otago Peninsula, 40 minutes from Dunedin and 5 minutes form the royal albatross colony.

Wild Earth Adventures
Sea kayak tours of the Otago Peninsula with professional qualified guides.

Other sites of interest

Stewart Island News
This newsletter hits the stand at the Ship to Shore shop each month and winds up in the homes of just about all 390 Stewart Island residents.
Over 100 savvy readers throughout New Zealand subscribe to the “Rakiura rag”, as well as folks in Oz,USA, UK, Canada, and Myanmar! Now you can get them online too…

South Island Travel
South Island Travel offer high specification nearly new camper vans and motor homes for hire to the independent traveller wishing to explore the South Island of New Zealand.

Pete and Bob’s Penguin Pages
Pete and Bar Barhams, United Kingdom – everything you want to know about penguins – information and lots of photographs.

Cool Antarctica
Pictures, information and travel guide of Antarctica

Global Volunteer Network
A global volunteer network, non-profit organisation, based in Wellington, New Zealand. They place volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Latest programme is based around the Wellington harbour, where volunteers can research and explore the area’s ecology. Little blue penguins frequent this area.

Janet Marshall’s Kids for Birds website
This site is designed for children, with information and pictures of all NZ birds. The site is interactive, with an art gallery where kids can print out pictures to colour, a story page, All about Birds page, links to bird news items
and links to other sites of interest. Janet regularly updates the site and will be adding interactive games in the near future.
Children are encouraged to send in pictures and stories to post on the site.

Penguin Hospital
This is a blog site about a penguin hospital in Moeraki, New Zealand. Posts about rehabilitating and caring for rare yellow-eyed penguins, little blue penguins, and various other creatures that show up on the shoreline

5 Little Penguins Magnet Rhyme
Sing along with these busy little penguins who have a big day out


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