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Letter from the General Manager of YEPT

Dear supporters of hoiho The New Zealand Government has declared the country as Level 4 due to Covid-19, and we are all in lockdown.  However, as I write this from my own bubble at home, I wanted to let you all know that the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is operating as an essential service. Only our…

Hoiho get extra support alongside 168 community conservation groups backing nature

The recently crowned Bird of the Year, the hoiho/yellow eyed penguin, is getting a much needed helping hand alongside more than 168 other community conservation projects announced Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage today. 168 community conservation projects throughout New Zealand are benefiting from $8 million in government grants, including $500,000 to three Otago projects supporting…

Penguin Protection – An ODT Editorial

Great to see hoiho continuing to make the headlines and the call for assistance to everyone involved. Thanks ODT Editor. www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/penguin-protection…

Hoiho Hit The Headlines

Great to see the plight of hoiho made front page news : Recovery too late for hoiho. Written by Jono Edwards, Otago Daily Times. While things are dire, all those involved in penguin conservation work tirelessly to assist the birds. We will all continue to do this for as long as it takes. Remember this is…

Feedback on the strategy and action plan for hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin conservation

Have your say on the new strategy to support the ecological and cultural health of hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins. Give your feedback by 20 September 2019. Hoiho are a nationally endangered species. There are two distinct populations. The northern population is in decline, and we need fast action to avoid their extinction on the mainland. Little is…

10th International Penguin Conference

Saturday 24th – Wednesday 28th August 2019 The International Penguin Conferences (IPC) are the primary gathering of the world’s leading scientists, research managers and policy makers working on penguin biology, ecology, health and behaviour to discuss ongoing research, identify current and emerging conservation issues and create action plans. It’s a unique opportunity to bring together…

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