The Trust and other conservation organisations, especially the Department of Conservation, work to help hoiho by safeguarding their habitat (buying land for protection such as our reserve at Long Point/Irahuka), trapping mammalian predators, planting trees and shrubs to improve habitat, providing nesting opportunities, and advocating for penguin conservation. This is in addition to our monitoring work with the penguins and research into impacts on the population.
The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust assists the penguins by alleviating some of the pressures we humans have imposed on them. Once free of these threats, yellow-eyed penguins are capable of doing the rest. This is a rewarding partnership, which succeeds if we do our bit.