As people in New Zealand head to the beach enjoying the warmer weather and summer holidays. Things are getting stressful for our penguins. At the height of their breeding season, eggs have hatched and hungry and growing chicks need to be fed and protected. The birds, young and adult, are at their most vulnerable.
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Penguin populations are in serious decline.
They are becoming more threatened every day.
The hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin is nationally endangered.
The eastern rockhopper penguin is nationally vulnerable.
Fiordland crested penguin, the erect-crested penguin, little penguin/kororā are all at risk of extinction and declining.
With your help, we can turn things around.
Your donation will
Support climate-change action that will lessen the impact of warming seas on the habitat and prey penguins depend on for survival and successful breeding.
Help individual birds to make it through the summer by supporting penguin rescue and rehabilitation centres.
Support efforts to end plastic pollution through campaigning for a strong global plastics treaty.