Little Blue Penguins have been distinctive locals along South Wairarapa beaches, nesting and roosting under baches on the shore. While local fishermen see them at sea, they haven't been seen in abundance on the coast for a long time.
We want to encourage them back along the coast.
To do this, we need your help!
What we are doing
Setting traps along the coast and up the rivers to target penguins’ main predators - ferrets, stoats, feral cats and hedgehogs.
Putting out penguin nesting boxes to help provide the penguins safe, secure accommodation.
Establishing native plants such as ngaio and taupata to increase the natural cover.
What you can do
Report sightings of penguins or their predators to us
Help servicing of trap lines
Make and help put out nesting boxes