We’re giving penguins a helping hand
To remove yellow-eyed penguins off the endangered species list
To provide sanctuary for penguins
Yellow-eyed penguins breed on the southeast coast of New Zealand’s South Island (mainland), on Stewart Island and adjacent islands, and in the sub-antarctic on Auckland and Campbell Islands.
On the New Zealand mainland they breed in four distinct breeding regions: the Catlins, Otago Peninsula, North Otago and Banks Peninsula.
On Stewart Island they breed along the northeastern and eastern shores, as well as on a range of island outliers, most importantly Codfish Island, around the exit of Paterson Inlet including Bench Island and further south in Port Pegasus. This species is 1 of the three most endangered species.