The Yellow-eyed
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Saving the yellow-eyed penguin

In early February, photographer Murdo Macleod from The Guardian, visited Dunedin to document the ongoing work to protect the endangered yellow-eyed penguin / hoiho. Murdo spent time with Trust Field Manager David McFarlane and Nursery Supervisor Louise Ashton, along with researchers from University of Otago, vet and rehab teams from Wildlife Hospital Dunedin and Penguin…

Trust Annual Meeting

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is holding our Annual Meeting on Tuesday 27th March at 6pm, level 1, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes St, Dunedin. Agenda: Apologies Minutes of 2017 General Meeting Annual Report Financial Report General Business Election of Trustees All welcome, please RSVP to enquiries@yeptrust.org.nz…

Sea Week & Dunedin Coastal Clean-up

In partnership with Our Seas Our Future, Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust staff and volunteers recently took part in the Dunedin Coastal Clean-up as part of our local Sea Week activities. On a beautiful, sunny Dunedin Saturday, our team gathered at Smaill’s Beach and combed the beach and sand dune area for rubbish. While the beach was…

Yellow-eyed penguin breeding update from Rakiura & Whenua Hou

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has continued our monitoring program at selected yellow-eyed penguin breeding sites on Rakiura / Stewart Island and Whenua Hou / Codfish Island. Trust contractor Sandy King says it is a mixed bag of results with nest numbers down across all sites. As released in December, the most concerning decline has been…

Join Pohatu Penguins Sea-Kayaking Safari & Support YEPT

Pohatu Penguins in Akaroa, Canterbury, are celebrating Sea Week (3 – 11 March 2018) and supporting the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust by donating 50% of the proceeds from 3 sea-kayaking tours on Saturday 10th March. This trip can be mind blowing in the right sea conditions. The outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve is spectacular with…

MetService Weather Balloon found on YEPT Reserve

It’s amazing some of the things our field team find washed up on our reserves. The latest discovery – a MetService weather (meteorological) balloon found at Otapahi Reserve on the Otago Peninsula! Fortunately, the serial number remained attached to the balloon and we were able to get in touch with the MetService team and find…

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