Progressing conservation for all of Aotearoa’s penguin species
Although our initial focus is with Little and Fiordland penguins, we are pursuing opportunities to advance our knowledge of other New Zealand penguin species, especially the little studied crested penguin species of the sub-Antarctic region.
The research milestones below outline our focus for advancing evidence-based conservation of these understudied penguins.
|Milestone Number||Category||Description||Target outcome||ETA|
|AP1||General Biology||Work towards implementation of long-term monitoring programs on all New Zealand penguin species, particularly population dynamics and marine ecology.||long term|
|AP2||Fisheries Impacts||Research of published records and grey literature to identify regions of increased risk of fisheries interactions.||Scientific publication; technical report||2020|
|AP3||Fisheries Impacts||Support and facilitate research projects towards mitigation of fisheries impacts.||long term|
|AP4||Fisheries Impacts||Liaise with DOC and MPI and participate in key stakeholder meetings (e.g. Conservation Services Program meetings, Aquatic Environment Work Group).||long term|
|AP5||Fisheries Impacts||Liaise with penguin advocacy groups to facilitate evidence-based conservation campaigns. Design analysis protocols for recorded data.||long term|