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

Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust founding sponsor – Good things take time.

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

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.

Birds New Zealand (previously knows as Ornithological Society of New Zealand)
Fostering the study, knowledge and enjoyment of birds. A feature of Birds New Zealand 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.

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.

Natures Wonders Naturally
Personalised guided tours are on the 8 x 8 wheel drive amphibious vehicles (the Argo). On these trips, you will see spectacular coastal views, penguins, fur seals and sea lions in their natural habitats.

Penguin Place
Home of the hoiho 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.

Penguin Rescue
Penguin Rescue is a charitable trust operating from the lighthouse at Moeraki, North Otago, New Zealand. Volunteers care for two colonies by monitoring the breeding and survival of Yellow-eyed penguins as well as rehabilitating sick, injured and starving Yellow-eyed penguins and other species such as Little penguins, Snares Crested penguins, Fiordland Crested penguins, Rockhopper penguins and the occasional Royal penguin.

The Dunedin Wildlife Hospital Trust
Opening on the 18 January 2018, the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital Trust will operate from facilities provided by the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing. They will provide veterinary care for native species found in the lower South Island.

Wildbase is New Zealand’s leading wildlife health centre. Attached to Massey University’s veterinary school, Wildbase Hospital is New Zealand’s only dedicated wildlife hospital. They are at the forefront of veterinary care of New Zealand’s native birds, half of which are classified as threatened or endangered.

Mamuku Point Conservation Trust
The Mamuku Point Conservation Trust manage the Mamuku Point Conservation Reserve. In 2022, the Trust supported us to establish a hoiho rehabilitation facility within the reserve.


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