Reuben Lane – new Penguin Trust Chair

August 12, 2019

Former Penguin Ranger, Reuben Lane, is new Penguin Trust Chair, taking over from Kerry_Jayne Wilson, who stepped down after 13 years in the role.
Reuben, West Coast Penguin Trust Ranger for several years until 2016, was elected as Chair last week at the Trust’s AGM.

Five year tawaki study report released

May 9, 2019

Trust Tawaki Coalition partner, Dr Thomas Mattern/The Tawaki Project, has just released his report following five years of field work studying the Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki.

Penguin Trust Chair receives honour

May 7, 2019

At an investiture ceremony at Government House, Trust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson MNZM, received her medal from the Governor General.

The state of NZ penguins

April 10, 2019

Kerry-Jayne Wilson MNZM and Dr Thomas Mattern completed a comprehensive review of the state of NZ penguins during 2018 and it has been released today, (10th April 2019).

Kerry-Jayne Wilson MNZM

January 30, 2019

The West Coast Penguin Trust is delighted and hugely proud to share the news that our Chair and Scientist, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, has been awarded MNZM – Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit – in the New Year’s Honours for services to seabird conservation.

Conservation Symposium a huge success

October 15, 2018

Numbers were much greater than expected and the whole event was a huge success.

The Great Annual Blue Penguin Count is coming!

September 7, 2018

The Great Annual Blue Penguin Count, 10-15 October this year, is fun, hugely useful and a great way to get involved!

Tawaki – marathon penguins

August 30, 2018

We are celebrating with The Tawaki Project the release of a research paper reporting the marathon swims made by Fiordland crested penguins (tawaki) after raising chicks and before returning to moult.

Penguins are advocates for conservation

June 7, 2018

West Coast Penguin Trust Ranger, Lucy Waller, makes the case for penguins, loving them, conserving them and presenting them to children as a gateway to more conservation conversations.

A busy year for the Trust

May 31, 2018

Here's our Annual Report to update supporters and sponsors about all the work we do, from penguins to petrels and trapping to tamariki.