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Otago University survey

Three marketing students from the University of Otago will look at the major issues facing the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust as part of their MART 355 Business Project. Collectively known to the Trust as ‘Visionary Consultants’, they have identified the key issues of securing a strong financial base through sponsorship, gaining new members, retaining existing members…

Penguin predation study

Pauline Williamson, 2001, Lincoln University Pauline, from Lincoln University, is doing her Masters project on the white-flippered penguin. She is evaluating the existing predator control at Flea Bay and Stony Bay (on Banks Peninsula) which is in place for the benefit of the white-flippered penguins living in the area. Her overall objective is to provide…

YEP reproductive study

Melanie Massaro and Alvin Setiawan, research students from Otago University, 2000-2001 This year the Trust has sponsored two PhD students to study reproductive success in yellow-eyed penguins. Both students will be based on the Otago Peninsula, studying the resident penguin population there. Melanie Massaro will investigate biological and behavioural factors related to reproductive success, while…

Stewart Island census 1999-2000

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has completed the first comprehensive baseline survey of yellow-eyed penguin nest numbers on Rakiura/Stewart Island. The Trust’s aim was to have a complete up-to-date survey of the whole island. Survey results show a decreased population of yellow-eyed penguins on Stewart Island, with results totalling only an estimated 200 breeding pairs. In…

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