West Coast Penguin Trust

About the Penguin Trust

Blue Penguin and chicks

Blue Penguin and chicks

The West Coast Penguin Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2006 by local residents concerned at the decline in blue penguin populations.

The Trust promotes the awareness and enjoyment of blue penguins and other coastal birds through participation in community events, media liaison and school education programmes from Karamea to Haast.

The Trust conducts research into the ecology of blue penguins in order to better understand their needs and threats to them.  On the basis of its research, the Trust instigates practical conservation projects that benefit both coastal wildlife and the community.  It also advises all four Councils and DOC on blue penguin management and is extending its work to Fiordland crested penguins.

It has a wealth of experience behind it.  It is run by volunteer trustees with differing backgrounds and headed by eminent seabird ecologist and natural history writer Kerry-Jayne Wilson.

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