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Yellow-eyed penguin nest numbers down – Media Release

Recent yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho nest counts on mainland New Zealand indicate a continued decline in numbers ​ in some areas​ for this rare taonga species says Department of Conservation (DOC) Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki. DOC carries out monitoring, research, and intensive management for yellow-eyed penguins alongside Treaty Partner Ngāi Tahu, key programme partner the Yellow-eyed Penguin…

A Christmas gift with a difference

Another pair of socks just wont cut it this Christmas so we’re calling on you to give a gift of a different kind! The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust needs your help to continue our work to save the endangered yellow-eyed penguin. Select one of our ‘gifts’ from the options, make your donation to the Trust and…

Oral History Launch and School Competition

To celebrate the launch of our Oral History Project in conjunction with our 30th anniversary, we ran a school writing competition. We had some fantastic entries from primary schools across Dunedin and we’re excited to announce the winners! Winner – Harrison Stout from St Clair School – read Harrison’s story Runner up – Andie Sykes…

Celebrating 30 years of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust

In 1987 Dunedin conservationists formed the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust with the aim of saving the penguin by restoring coastal forest and controlling predators. The 20th of October marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Trust deed, and we celebrated this special anniversary, along with the release of our Oral History Project, on Friday…

Spring update from the Trust Nursery

Spring has arrived and with it, some much needed warmer weather and sunshine at our nursery in Company Bay on the Otago Peninsula. Nursery supervisor Louise chats about the winter challenges and the comings and goings of the nursery in her latest newsletter – take a read….

Tavora Reserve Closure

Tavora Reserve (Bobby’s Head), near Palmerston, will be closed from 1 November 2017 to 28 February 2018 for seasonal management purposes. In 1993 the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust secured this land for the purpose of improving and enhancing the breeding habitat for yellow-eyed penguins / hoiho present. At the time of purchase th ere were very…


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