Science at the Trust
In February 2016, the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust was externally resourced to employ its own Conservation Science Advisor, a new role that will help us advance the aims of the organisation.
Based both at the Trust and Otago Museum, the Conservation Science Advisor will identify, stimulate, broker and analyse research that investigates the marine environment, and factors affecting the productivity and sustainability of hoiho. This role focuses on using research to inform the decisions of the Trust to deliver optimal species management.
It was timely that funding allowed for the appointment of this position given the serious concerns for hoiho and the low breeding numbers over the past few seasons.
The Trust is delighted to announce that funding was secured from Otago Regional Council (70%) and the balance from Otago Museum, for a three-year term.