Robin Long

Robin Long – Tawaki Ranger and Trustee with the West Coast Penguin Trust and volunteer with The Tawaki Project – speaks about the tawaki, or Fiordland crested penguin, in this talk published on Vimeo this week, sharing the results of work she has carried out or been involved in over the past 10 years, especially in the 2019 breeding season.

The Department of Conservation in Franz Josef hosted their second ‘Te Wahipounamu TED talks’ event in October 2019, inviting speakers to share stories about South Westland in 15 minute slots.  This was a great opportunity for Robin to share her extensive knowledge of these, the third rarest of the penguins.  Tawaki breed only on the New Zealand mainland and, until recently, have remained largely un-researched and unknown.

Watch it here.

Robin Long with Dr Thomas Mattern
Robin Long with Dr Thomas Mattern on site for The Tawaki Project
Robin Long
Robin Long giving her ‘TED’ talk











Big thanks to DOC for putting on the talks and to Vaughan Bradley for recording and then collating the video for sharing.