We’ve just become aware of Penguin Awareness Day! What can you do today, or any day, to share the love of penguins?
The West Coast Penguin Trust is delighted to announce the search for a new Trustee and is inviting applications. Do you have the time, enthusiasm, skills and love of the Coast and its wildlife that the Trust is seeking?
On 23 December, Trust Ranger Reuben Lane and Chairperson Kerry-Jayne Wilson surveyed the sooty shearwaters at Cape Foulwind and the gulls and terns breeding on nearby Wall Island. It looks like a good season for all. (Photo: Graeme Taylor)
On Westland Anniversary Day (1 December), a juvenile Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) was found on Hokitika beach, in need of protection and tender care.
A dream for years, the seed of the idea germinated 30 months ago and today we launched the magnificent “Blue Penguins and Other Seabirds” education resource.
The Trust has been focussed on research and practical projects but now needs your help to maintain its work to better understand and protect penguins on the West Coast, and you can help this #GivingTuesday!
Become a supporter of the West Coast Penguin Trust today and your contribution will make a big difference.
The first Seabird of the year poll is underway and the Trust is campaign manager for the Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki!
Following a quick scan of the images from WCPT cameras within the Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) nesting area at Jackson Head, it seems that there are plenty of possums and rats about.
The West Coast Penguin Trust has just embarked on an exciting new project to establish the predators that are contributing to the decline of the threatened Fiordland crested penguins.
|Scientific Name||Eudyptula minor|
|Common Names||Little Penguin, Blue Penguin, Little Blue Penguin, Fairy Penguin|
|Colour||Slate blue plumage; white chin, throat and shirt front; blue-grey flippers|
|Breeding range||New Zealand, Chatham Islands, Southern Australia|