Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
By Torishoppingpenguin. Tuesday, March 13, 2007 5:56:05 PM
The penguin in our groups logo is the Yellow-eyed Penguin, one of the most at risk. The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is an organization that is working to protect the Yellow-eyed Penguins and their natural environment. There are believed to be less than 2,000 breeding pairs of this type of penguin remaining in existance. Learn more about the penguins, the efforts for their conservation, and find some interesting links at their web site:
The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a stunning stretch of the Otago Coastline containing over 40 pairs of yellow-eyed penguins. This represents 10% of the entire population of penguins on mainland New Zealand.
This coastal jewel has significant natural values as well as being a prime penguin nesting habitat. It also supports NZ fur seals, NZ sealions, numerous seabird species, rare coastal plant communities, small remnants of native forest, an archaeological site and potential development for a recreational coastal walkway.