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14th February, 2017
For Valentine’s Day, here’s our latest newsletter sharing our love for penguins!
9th February, 2017
Beech mast leads to stoats leads to breeding failure …. in the third year of the Trust’s monitoring of potential predators and predation of Fiordland crested penguins, stoats at Jackson Head have proved to be a significant threat, taking virtually all eggs or chicks during the 2016 breeding season.
7th February, 2017
The Trust’s monitoring of blue penguin nests this year in the Charleston area shows that breeding success has been a bit worse than average.
23rd January, 2017
Reuben Lane and Kerry-Jayne Wilson inspected sooty shearwater burrows at Cape Foulwind last Friday and breeding success looks better than ever.
24th December, 2016
The West Coast Penguin Trust has installed three new panels showcasing the seabirds that may be seen at Cobden. Read more
23rd December, 2016
Are you still struggling for Christmas gift ideas?
We have two ideas for you! How about the symbolic adoption of a penguin as a gift? That way you, the recipient and the penguins will be happy! Read more
27th November, 2016
Trust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, is one of many contributing authors to an important scientific paper using tree-rings and both past and recent weather records to analyse climate variation in the New Zealand sub-Antarctic region since the 1870’s.
26th September, 2016
Once a year for the past ten years, the West Coast Penguin Trust has been inviting you to take an early morning walk on the beach to count blue penguin tracks, but now you can record penguins or their tracks quickly and easily at any time of year through NatureWatch.
18th September, 2016
Conservationist, photographer, publisher and Patron of the West Coast Penguin Trust, Craig Potton has received Forest & Bird’s highest honour with his naming as a Distinguished Life Member in recognition of more than four decades’ service to conservation.
13th September, 2016
Predator Free NZ recently interviewed our Ranger, Reuben Lane, about predator control for penguins on the Coast.