URGENT APPEAL – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!Posted on September 10th, 2006 No comments
September 2006 – Thank you all for your continued patience as negotiations continue to secure this important habitat for penguins and other coastal species. Further visits to the area and meetings have been held and we hope to bring you updates in the very near future. Our own patience is continually inspired as we are reminded that “Good things take time” – the motto of our main sponsor, Mainland Brand.
June 2006 – The negotiations are still bubbling away as we try to purchase this important piece of land. A very positive meeting with interested parties was held on June 16th and we hope to bring you good news in the near future. In the meantime, in the words of our main sponsor, Mainland Brand, “Good things take time!”
April 2006 – Our sincere thanks to all our supporters. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity to this urgent appeal. The land purchase is still under negotiation so please be patient. Further donations are welcome. Thanks again for all your help.
February 2006 – 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 sea lions, numerous seabird species, rare coastal plant communities, small remnants of native forest, an archaeological site, and potential development for a recreational coastal walkway.
Act Now – Time is of the essence and we are seeking major donations to assist with this purchase, although don’t forget that every dollar counts! Buying this land will ensure that the nesting habitat is protected for our future generations.
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