Webster T, Feb 2018. ‘The Pathway Ahead for Hoiho Te ara whakamua; Impacts on hoiho: Literature Review and Recommendations’

Written by the Trust’s Conservation Science Advisor Dr Trudi Webster, ‘The Pathway Ahead for Hoiho Te ara whakamua; Impacts on hoiho: Literature Review and Recommendations’ is the culmination of two years of her work. The assessment will inform the Trust’s decisions in delivering optimal species management and identifying conservation priorities. It also provides a range of recommendations for the work of the multitude of different agencies helping save this species, including the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fisheries New Zealand (part of Ministry for Primary Industries), as well as research bodies such as both Otago and Massey Universities.

YEPT_The pathway ahead for hoiho February 2018


Couch-Lewis, Y.; McKinlay, B.; Murray, S.; Edge Hill K-A. May 2016. Yellow-eyed Penguin Stock-Take Report – He pūrongo mō te Hoiho – A report of progress against the Hoiho Recovery Plan (Department of Conservation, 2000) objectives and actions. New Zealand Department of Conservation, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, Dunedin, N.Z.

The report is a substantial document and reflects the thorough, comprehensive and objective assessment of the current hoiho recovery programme and recovery plan undertaken by the review team. It is inclusive of perspectives held by hoiho recovery partners, experts and stakeholders.

The proposed next steps for progressing the development of a new hoiho recovery strategy are to develop, approve and commence a Project Plan fit for this purpose. The Trust is delighted to be acknowledged in the report as a ‘key programme partner’. This term is used to describe groups that are actively involved in multiple aspects of the programme (mahi/work, research, strategy and governance) at multiple sites across the geographic range of the species. The Trust has valued being part of this review, which has provided an opportunity to work alongside DOC and Ngãi Tahu as partners. We look forward to continuing our work with both of them as we develop a new hoiho recovery strategy.

YEP Stock-take Report June 2016


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