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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.
11th September, 2016
Tumbleweed Tees have created a stunning Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki image for their tee shirts and will donate $5 to the Trust for every adult shirt sold.
5th September, 2016
‘Include a Charity’ launched in NZ last year and this year their annual campaign runs from 5 – 11 September. Its aim is to raise the profile of charitable gifts in Wills and provide an opportunity for charities like ours to convey their importance.
31st August, 2016
A curious and perhaps worrying thing has been happening in recent weeks. Since 3 July, and after months of not seeing any, nearly 20 tawaki have turned up on beaches between Okarito and Karamea.
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)