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19th July, 2016
With wonderful and generous assistance from Giselle Clarkson and Jase Blair, West Coast Print, and sponsorship from DOC, we have published two new leaflets to raise awareness of our two penguins and to encourage and seek support for the Trust’s work.
10th July, 2016
Fairy prions are the most beautiful tiny, pale blue and grey seabirds, a cousin of the albatross. Sadly, they are commonly washed up on our beaches and Alan Tennyson of Te Papa has investigated.
3rd July, 2016
Following the killing by dogs of two blue penguins at Southside, Hokitika, last year, a Fiordland crested penguin was killed there yesterday, also by a dog.
16th June, 2016
A new report concludes that many threats remain for Westland petrels, which only nest in a few colonies near Punakaiki. (Photo: Rod Morris)
11th June, 2016
The West Coast Penguin Trust’s Annual Report has just been released and is full of action and progress over the past year.
7th May, 2016
Artist, Giselle, has kindly created a very original design, which has been printed on ‘Genuine Gildan’ shirts, selected for their environmental and ethical approach to their manufacturing operation.
2nd May, 2016
The Westland petrel is generally only seen at dusk near the breeding colonies south of Punakaiki but in a couple of videos, you can see them land, burrow and nest in the forest in the Paparoa National Park, as well as Te Papa scientists conducting their research into the foraging habits of these well-travelled seabirds.
29th March, 2016
DOC arranged for Seaweek field trips and art activities for a number of schools between Cobden and Haast, including a penguin inspired day with Hokitika Primary School children recently.
10th March, 2016
The Trust’s ‘pre-predator control’ monitoring project in South Westland is producing a fascinating insight into the day to day existence of our rare Fiordland crested penguins.
19th February, 2016