Coastal wildlife awareness signs going up at a beach near you

June 23, 2020

New signs alerting beach goers to the possible presence of wildlife are going up across the West Coast region.

Over 60 penguins saved – statistics show that fence is protecting penguins

June 21, 2020

The penguin protection fence is doing just what it was designed to do say the West Coast Penguin Trust, keeping penguins from straying onto the state highway and being killed.

It’s World Albatross Day today!

June 19, 2020

It is the first World Albatross Day today!

Invitation to become a Trust Supporter

June 16, 2020

We have been asked for a way to be a member, a supporter or an annual donor, and we have now come up with a means of joining us to ensure that penguins survive and thrive on the West Coast.

Tawaki Project reports adaptable behaviour for tawaki

May 27, 2020

After six years of exciting and evolving research, The Tawaki Project has released a summary report noting varied foraging ecology and population dynamics across the breeding range.

Tawaki camera monitoring records first pair of chicks

April 5, 2020

Our experience from the West Coast tawaki nest sites in recent years is that, if tawaki chicks survive, only one chick is usually raised to fledging, but in these photos, from cameras at Gorge River, one tawaki pair has raised two chicks!

Tawaki ‘TED’ talk from Tawaki Ranger, Robin Long

March 30, 2020

Robin Long - Ranger and Trustee with the West Coast Penguin Trust and volunteer with The Tawaki Project - speaks about the tawaki, or Fiordland crested penguin, sharing the results of work she has carried out or been involved in over the past 10 years, especially in the 2019 breeding season. Tawaki are the third rarest of the penguins, breed only on the New Zealand mainland and, until recently, have remained largely un-researched and unknown.

2020 New Zealand Annual Coin – Chatham Island Crested Penguin

March 26, 2020

Every year New Zealand Post releases a coin commemorating one of Aotearoa's extinct animals. This vivid coin recalls the recently discovered Chatham Island crested penguin, a unique species that existed on this remote archipelago until only a few hundred years ago.

Sustainable jewellery to help penguin conservation

March 17, 2020

We are delighted to be working with Golden Bay based sustainable jeweller Stone Arrow to raise funds for penguin conservation projects!

Westland ocean outfall project aims to increase penguin population

February 19, 2020

Westland Milk Products is moving mountains to ensure Hokitika’s blue penguin population not only survives but thrives over the course of its ocean outfall project and beyond.